Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland was arrested for resisting a police officer at a South Carolina gas station on Tuesday.
According to photos of the incident, Breeland was at a gas pump at the station when police demanded he exit the vehicle and submit to arrest after a York County Sheriff’s Office deputy claimed he saw the player and two other men smoking pot, TMZ reported.
Breeland, though, resisted the officer, and several times pulled away from them as they attempted to put him in handcuffs. The confrontation escalated to the point where an officer warned Breeland that he would be tased if he did not comply.
Despite the warning, Breeland pulled away again and got into his vehicle. At that point, the officer drew their firearms and demanded that the player exit the vehicle and submit to arrest.
Breeland finally allowed himself to be cuffed, and he was taken to jail without further incident. He was booked on four charges, including resisting arrest and pot charges.
After being released, the 28-year-old 2014 NFL Draftee insisted he was framed in a now-deleted post to social media.
“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,” the post reportedly read. “I was the one detained wit charges that really shouldn’t be charged.”
Breland’s attorney also released a statement saying, “At the time of this encounter with law enforcement, Mr. Breeland was leaving a gas station store after making a lawful purchase.”
“Moments after returning to his vehicle,” the attorney continued, “a 2020 Range Rover with valid temporary paper tags, law enforcement officers approached Mr. Breeland and drew their weapons. We look forward to investigating why this level of force was necessary. Bashaud Breeland is innocent unless proven guilty. We look forward to the truth coming forward.”
KC Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says he has seen the video, but for now, has no comment until the incident plays out in the courts.
The Chiefs had re-signed Breeland to a one-year deal. However, it is a low-risk contract meaning the team could part ways with Breeland over his off-field issues.
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