This is the NYPD sergeant after he got sacked early Saturday — allegedly by a Detroit Lions linebacker who went berserk in a Queens holding cell.
Sgt. James O’Brien was trying to calm down the raging Lion, Trevor Bates, 25, inside the 115th Precinct, after the player was arrested for allegedly stiffing a taxi cab for $32 outside a hotel near LaGuardia airport, officials said.
O’Brien suffered a black eye and a concussion, and needed three stitches to close a cut over his eye, sources told The Post.
The sarge was treated and released at a hospital; Bates remained Saturday afternoon at Elmhurst Hospital, where he was undergoing a psych evaluation, sources said.
He will be charged with second-degree assault, obstructing governmental administration, theft of services and resisting arrest. If convicted, Bates faces between probation and up to seven years in prison, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.