Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland arrested on multiple misdemeanor charges
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland has been arrested in South Carolina on five misdemeanor charges.
According to The Post and Courier, Breeland was arrested midday Tuesday on a variety of charges:
Bashaud Breeland, a cornerback for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and a former Clemson star, was arrested Tuesday afternoon, according to York County Sheriff’s Office records obtained by The Post and Courier.
Breeland was booked in Charlotte at 1:26 p.m. and charged on five counts: resisting arrest, the transport of alcohol in motor vehicle with a broken seal, open container of beer or wine in motor vehicle, possession of 28 grams or less of marijuana or 10 grams of hash, and driving without a license.
According to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com, the Chiefs are aware of the news, but have not made a statement as of the publishing of this story:
The Chiefs said they were aware of the situation but would have no further comment. Breeland's agent, Brad Leshnock, did not return a message requesting comment.
Breeland, who signed a one-year $4.5 million deal earlier this month and recorded an interception in the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers less than three months ago, is projected to be one of the Chiefs' starting cornerbacks in 2020, opposite CB Charvarious Ward. The Chiefs added cornerbacks L'Jarius Sneed and Thakarius "BoPete" Keyes in the fourth and seventh rounds of last week's NFL Draft.
Update 1: Breeland tweeted just after 11 PM and just before midnight central time Tuesday night:
- "Lot of people wanna speculate On my situation and don’t know the facts I really was at a gas pump got approach by two guys police pulled up they throw something my car as police pulled up which the cop saw and I was the one detained wit charges that really shouldn’t be charged"
- "I’m not fighting to clear a name I don’t care wat people think I know the truth innocent until proven guilty"
Update 2: ESPN's Adam Teicher has tweeted additional details from Breeland's arrest.
Update 3: Breeland has deleted his tweets from Tuesday night and the arrest report has become public.
Update 4: Breeland's attorneys have released a statement.
Update 5: Breeland was reportedly already facing a potential four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Update 6: Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs were aware of Breeland's pending four-game suspension during free-agency.
Update 7: TMZ has obtained cell phone camera footage from the gas station where Breeland was arrested.
Update 8: Andy Reid says he has seen the footage and will let the situation play out in the legal system.
Update 9: Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid has addressed Breeland's arrest and potential unavailability to the team. Click here for the full story.