Update: Wednesday, 12:15 p.m. Arrowhead Time
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Breeland was already facing a four-game suspension for a separate violation prior to this week’s incidents.
#Chiefs CB Bashaud Breeland -- who was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges, including marijuana possession -- was already facing a four-game suspension for a separate violation of the substance-abuse policy, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. Breeland is appealing.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 29, 2020
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo added that there is almost no doubt that Breeland misses time on the field.
Suspensions from marijuana-related arrests are still a thing under the new CBA. And there are aggravating circumstances here with the charges of resisting arrest. So yeah, this latest situation for Breeland is threatening his time on the field. https://t.co/iNXwHhvqOx— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 29, 2020
The Kansas City Star’s Sam Mellinger says that teams were considering Breeland’s impending suspension during free agency.
You would've figured this anyway, but a league source confirms teams knew about Bashaud Breeland's pending 4-game suspension in free agency.— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) April 29, 2020
You can connect the dots there with a better market not developing for him.
Update: Wednesday, 11:43 a.m. Arrowhead Time
ESPN’s Josina Anderson tweeted out a statement from the lawyers representing Breeland.
Here is statement sent to me from attorneys @Bakari_Sellers and @petestrom on behalf of #Chiefs CB Bashaud Breeland clarifying charges that led to Breeland’s arrest Tuesday in York County, South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/aaQyhhyeq3— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 29, 2020
Update: Wednesday, 9:28 a.m. Arrowhead Time
610 Sports Radio’s Cody Tapp tweeted the full arrest report on Breeland.
Here is the the arrest report for Breeland pic.twitter.com/91f4E8HCou— Cody Tapp (@codybtapp) April 29, 2020
Bashaud Breeland faces multiple charges in South Carolina
(Originally posted by John Dixon on April 28 at 8:52 p.m.)
Breeland, 28, faces charges of resisting arrest, having alcohol in a motor vehicle with the seal broken, having an open container of beer or wine in a motor vehicle, possession of 28 grams or less of marijuana or 10 grams of hash, and driving without a license.
Teicher reported that the Chiefs said they were “aware of the situation” but would have no further comment.
Now entering his seventh NFL season, Breeland was a significant part of the Chiefs team that finished the season with a Super Bowl win, starting 15 games. He allowed a completion percentage of only 48.4%, a passer rating of just 92.2 and intercepted two passes in the regular season. In Super Bowl LIV, he collected seven tackles, a second-quarter interception and a pass defensed.
Breeland first joined the Chiefs a year ago on a single-season contract. In the offseason, he was widely expected to find a multi-year free agent deal with another team. But on March 19, the Chiefs re-signed their cornerback to another one-year deal worth up to $5 million.