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.