Former Fever Player In Jail Following Major Airport Disturbance
PASCO, Wash. - Former Tri-Cities Fever player Michael Hodges is in jail after causing a major disturbance at the Tri-Cities airport Monday. TSA spokesman Dwayne Baird says Hodges, 25, forced his way through the check-point and then busted through a window at the airport's boarding area. Airport police tased him, but Hodges wasn't actually subdued until several more officers took him down. Hodges is now being held for suspicion of felony assault on a police officer. Baird says Hodges could also face fines of five hundred to three thousand dollars for interfering with airport security. Hodges has played on the team for several years. Players in the AF2 sign one-year deals, and Hodges has not yet signed with anybody for the upcoming season. A couple of weeks ago, coach Richard Davis said he was planning on bringing Hodges back to the Fever for another year. Calls to davis were not returned on Tuesday. This isn't the first time someone associated with the team has had trouble with the law. Back in July, Fever receiver Phil Goodman was arrested after practice on drug charges. In October of 2007, then-coach Tony Wells was jailed for having outstanding warrants.