Kansas City Chiefs Cut DT Isaiah Buggs After Latest Arrest, per Report

The former Lions defensive tackle finished the 2023 season on the practice squad for KC.
Detroit Lions defensive end Isaiah Buggs (96) walks off the field after recovering the fumble from Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the first half at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023.
Detroit Lions defensive end Isaiah Buggs (96) walks off the field after recovering the fumble from Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the first half at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023. / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
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The Kansas City Chiefs are moving on from defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs after several legal issues this offseason, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Monday.

In late May, Buggs turned himself into police after two misdemeanor warrants were filed against him accusing the NFL player of animal cruelty. Buggs was released on bond and his agent claimed it was part of a "subversive campaign" to force Buggs to close hookah lounges he owned in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Then, on June 17, Buggs was arrested and charged with second-degree domestic violence and second-degree burglary. The defensive lineman allegedly broke into an apartment occupied by the mother of his child and dragged her down the stairs. Consequentially, his bond was revoked and Buggs remains in jail as the legal issues unfold. At the time, the Chiefs declined comment.

Now, just over one week later, Kansas City is cutting Buggs outright. He ended up spending fewer than six months with the Super Bowl champions and never recorded a snap after signing on with the team's practice squad in early January.


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