Former NFL player James Hardy III is being held on $25,000 bail in Los Angeles Monday after he was reportedly attacked multiple police officers.
The 28-year-old was arrested Sunday afternoon for felony obstruction of justice after LAPD officers responded to his Westlake District home on a disturbing the peace call. The two officers tried to detain Hardy, who appeared to be under the influence, and a “use of force occurred,” authorities said.
TMZ claims officers used a taser in an effort to subdue him, “but it didn’t have the desired effect.”
The officers suffered unspecified injuries and were taken to a local hospital. Hardy was also transported and later booked at an LAPD jail. It was unclear what charges he faced.
Hardy was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2008 and later signed by the Baltimore Ravens before he was released due to injury in 2011.
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