Authorities in central Iowa say Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre’ Hall was charged with three misdemeanors after an alleged fight outside a college bar in Cedar Falls early Sunday morning, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Capt. Jeff Harrenstein said officers used a Taser on the legs of Hall, who resisted arrest after an incident outside Sharky’s Fun House that also included Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant.
According to the Sun-Times, who obtained a copy of the police report, officers arrived at 12:56 a.m. and found Hall “flailing his arms and yelling profanity at bar staff and patrons” outside the 18-and-over bar.
When the 22-year-old was removed from the group by an officer, he refused to answer questions, yelled at officers, tried to escape and spat in their faces, according to the report.
Hall resisted as he was being placed in handcuffs and refused to get in the backseat of the squad car, according to the report.
That’s when a female officer tassed Hall’s left leg to get him to cooperate.
Officers said Hall smelled of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. He refused a breathalyzer test.
Hall was charged with public intoxication, interference and disorderly conduct by fighting. He was booked into the Black Hawk County Jail at about 1 a.m. Sunday and posted bond at 5 a.m. Dorleant was detained after authorities say he approached officers “in a threatening manner” following Hall’s arrest. He received a misdemeanor charge of interference.
Hall, a fourth-round pick of the Bears last year, appeared in eight games and made one interception as a rookie. He suffered an ankle injury that knocked him out for half the season and underwent surgery in January. Dorleant, an undrafted free agent a year ago, was a teammate of Hall’s at Northern Iowa.