Andy Reid made his first public comments on Friday about Willie Gay Jr.’s arrest earlier this week, saying the linebacker will still play in Sunday’s AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Bills.
The Chiefs coach did not specify his reasoning.
“I decided he would play,” Reid said. “I’m not going to get into the conversations [with Gay]. I decided that after hearing just some of the information there.”
Gay was arrested earlier this week and pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Johnson County District Court to a misdemeanor charge of criminal property damage of less than $1,000.
According to the charging documents, per KCTV, the items damaged include a vacuum cleaner, wall and a door frame and the incident is domestic violence related. Per ESPN, the mother of Gay’s 3-year-old requested a civil protection order.
Gay, the second-round pick of the Chiefs in the 2020 NFL draft, is scheduled to appear back in court on March 2.
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