He was booked at the 115th Precinct station house in the borough of Queens for allegedly not paying cab fare, police told ESPN.

He refused to be fingerprinted and punched a police sergeant in the face above the left eye, police said.

The officer received three stitches and suffered a concussion authorities said.

Bates is facing a felony charge of assaulting a police officer as well as resisting arrest and theft of service.

“We are aware of the arrest

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