Former NFL player James Hardy was arrested for allegedly resisting arrest after a violent confrontation with police that left two LAPD officers injured, authorities said Monday.
The incident unfolded when officers in the LAPD's Rampart division responded to a call at 4 p.m. Sunday of "a man causing a disturbance" in the 600 block of St. Paul Avenue, said Officer Wendy Reyes.
When officers arrived and tried to calm down the former wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills, "he refused to cooperate with officers," Reyes said.
After meeting resistance, officers used a Taser stun gun to try to subdue Hardy, but it was ineffective, she said. During an ensuing struggle, two police officers received minor injuries before Hardy was handcuffed.