Former Miami Dolphin Charged With Battery, Resisting Arrest In Courtroom

Former Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson is facing battery and arrest resist charges after police say he injured two officers while trying to flee a Miami courthouse. 

Patterson, 34, was taken into custody Tuesday's at the Lawson E. Thomas Court Center in downtown Miami, where he was attending a family court hearing.

According to an arrest report, Patterson "disrespected" the court room as the judge was trying to begin the hearing and was ordered to be taken into custody for civil contempt.

As an officer attempted to handcuff Patterson, he allegedly ran towards the doors, tackling a female officer, who fell backwards and injured her head.

Several other officers stepped in as Patterson fell to the ground, the report said. Patterson refused to put his arm behind his back and injured the second officer's wrist when he pulled her with a handcuff, the report said.

The former NFL player spent nine years on six NFL teams, including the New York Jets, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Dolphins.

Patterson was released by the Jets in 2014 after he allegedly left the team for two days and skipped a preseason game.

Patterson was charged with felony child abuse in 2015 after an altercation with his former girlfriend in Aventura ended with his 1-year-old son being bruised, ESPN reported.

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