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Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby MattyB » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:02 pm

Former UMaine standout Trevor Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop in New York. The Westbrook native and former Black Bears player, currently in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, was arrested early Saturday outside a LaGuardia Airport hotel, authorities say:

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Re: Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby BearDown » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:23 pm

The percentage of former UMaine football players in the NFL that commit crimes is unsettling. Strzelczyk (dead), Belcher (dead), Bates, Cooper (pills pre-draft).

Yes, Cooper is a bit of a reach as I think he was busted before they even played their last game that season. But then you throw in Zedric Joseph too....just seems really really ugly for Maine Football
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Re: Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby basketball_guy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:23 pm

What happened to Belcher?
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Re: Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby Blackbear28 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:14 pm

basketball_guy wrote:What happened to Belcher?

Jovan Belcher not Drew Belcher. Jovan if I remember correctly killed his girlfriend than killed himself in the Chiefs parking lot
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Re: Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby football58 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:08 pm

One word - steroids.
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Re: Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby fromthebench » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:14 pm

Bingo! You mix steroids with multiple concussions and you get unsettling behavior. This is actual brain damage. I feel for both the players, and those affected by this.
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Re: Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby Linguist » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:56 am

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Re: Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby Linguist » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:58 am

assault on a police officer is a felony offense in New York.

And it sounds like Bates busted him up pretty badly, caused a cut and a concussion. So it wasn't like he just pushed the cop away, or tried to get away and run off.

The optics of punching a cop are pretty bad.

This one doesn't look good for Trevor.

NFL teams will forgive a lot from starters and stars. Not so much from backups and practice squad players.
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Re: Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby football58 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:04 pm

Too bad, his professional career is probably over. Any professional league.
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Re: Bates accused of skipping cab fare, punching cop

Postby MattyB » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:16 pm

NEW YORK - Former UMaine football standout and current Detroit Lion Trevor Bates pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony assault charge.

Bates was arrested back in January after he refused to pay a cab fare. Police say when he was brought in for fingerprints he refused and punched an officer cutting him and giving him a concussion.

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