Ex-NFL Player Arrested After Violent Confrontation With Officers: LAPD

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Former NFL player James Hardy III was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of disturbing the peace after allegedly injuring two Los Angeles Police Department officers, police said.


James Hardy, seen here in his NFL player photo, was arrested on May 5, 2014.

Officers responded around 4:20 p.m. to the 600 block of St. Paul Avenue (map) to a disturbance call, according to the LAPD.

Police attempted to detain Hardy, 28, by using less-than-lethal means and artery upper bond control, Lt. Brian Gilman said.

At some point, Hardy used force and injured the two officers, according to Sgt. Chavez with the LAPD’s Rampart Division.

The officers sustained minor injuries, Chavez said.

They were treated at a hospital and later released, according to Gilman.

Hardy was sedated and had to be hospitalized, Gilman said.

He was being held in an LAPD jail on $25,000 bail, according to L.A. County inmate records.

Hardy, a wide receiver, was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2008. He was later signed and released by the Baltimore Ravens in 2011.

KTLA’s Rose Razeghi contributed to this report.