Chiefs coach Andy Reid has talked to corner Bashaud Breeland, seen video of arrest

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday that he’s talked to cornerback Bashaud Breeland and seen video of Breeland’s recent arrest in South Carolina.

Reid, however, said he won’t rush to judgment and emphasized the Chiefs will allow the legal process to play out before determining a possible next course of action. TMZ was first to publish a bystander’s video of Breeland’s early-week arrest Friday morning, shortly before the coach held a previously scheduled Zoom call with Kansas City media.

“We’re just going to let the law-enforcement part of it take its course,” said Reid, who didn’t disclose what he and Breeland discussed. “Let’s see what exactly went on with the situation.

“I know there is video out there. I’ve seen the video. I’ve talked to the kid. Let’s find out what the pace of this thing was and what caused everything to take place. I’m curious to see that part, as we all are, I think, and then we’ll evaluate it from there.”

According to the police report, Breeland was arrested Tuesday on charges of resisting arrest; transporting alcohol in a motor vehicle with the seal broken; 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.

Breeland was eventually released from jail Tuesday night on a bond of $2,362.50.

While the Chiefs are closely watching the legal process, the team might need to plan for playing the first month of the 2020 regular season without Breeland, who re-signed with Kansas City on a one-year, $4.5 million deal on April 9.

In addition to his current legal issues, Breeland was already facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, a source previously confirmed with The Star.

Reid believes general manager Brett Veach has provided adequate depth on the roster during free agency and through the recent NFL draft to deal with any potential absence from Breeland.

“Brett’s done a nice job of loading up at that position, the corner position, on that side of it,” Reid said.

The Chiefs signed Antonio Hamilton to a one-year deal during free agency, and then used draft picks on defensive backs L’Jarius Sneed and BoPete Keyes to bolster a cornerback group consisting of Breeland, Charvarius Ward, Rashad Fenton and Alex Brown. The Chiefs also agreed to terms on contracts with undrafted free-agent cornerbacks Hakeem Bailey, Jarvaris Davis and Lavert Hill.

Breeland, who appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the Chiefs in 2019, projects to be one of the team’s starting cornerbacks alongside Ward next season.


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