NBA’s Jaxson Hayes Pleads ‘No Contest’ To Resisting Arrest & False Imprisonment

2/24/2022 3:50 PM PT

Jaxson Hayes faced a judge in L.A. stemming from his July arrest on Thursday … and the Pelicans center entered a no contest plea for a resisting arrest and false imprisonment charge, TMZ Sports has learned.

The 21-year-old former Texas star was facing 10 other charges … but the judge dismissed them.

Hayes was arrested on July 28 after LAPD responded to a reported domestic incident at a home where Hayes was staying. When officers arrived, cops say Hayes refused to allow them inside … and a scuffle ensued.

At least one police officer sustained an injury during the struggle.

While cops were fighting with the 6’10” player — who was tased during the scuffle — Hayes was heard telling officers he couldn’t breathe (LAPD is currently conducting a “use of force” investigation to determine if appropriate force was used).

Los Angeles Police Department

Although Hayes did not plead guilty, a no contest plea would still end up with a conviction on his record.

Each of the two charges carries up to 364 days in jail, a fine or both.

Hayes — who is in the middle of his season — will learn his fate on June 14.