Chiefs Release David Macklin After Arrest

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via www.dailypress.com

The Kansas City Chiefs have parted ways with cornerback David Macklin just five days after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The Chiefs official statement was short and sweet:

The Kansas City Chiefs terminated the contract of CB David Macklin on Wednesday. Macklin played in four games with the Chiefs in 2008.

Michael Merritt, a 2008 draft pick that didn't see the field, was also arrested earlier this offseason and, like Macklin, was "terminated" days after the incident.

According to NFL bylaws, the Chiefs can't technically cut Macklin based on this arrest.  No player can be subjected to discipline from the team for something like this.

But, from the Chiefs perspective, they can release a player based on skill.  Especially one that only saw action in four games last season.

This goes to show that if you're a fringe player that can't keep his mitts clean, the Chiefs won't have anything to do with you.

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