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Brian Waters’ Absence At Charity Event Hints At Minicamp Boycott

Chiefs guard Brian Waters has made clear his desire to get out of Kansas City, claiming that the new regime is arrogant. He has displayed his displeasure by skipping out on voluntary workouts. We’ve been advised -- and we’ve confirmed -- that Waters also skipped out on a key offseason event for a charity with which he is intimately involved. First Downs for Down Syndrome is a Kansas City organization that teams with the Chiefs’ offensive line to raise awareness of Down Syndrome and to create positive images of those with Down Syndrome. Waters serves as the group’s co-chairman. So he serves as the co-chairman, and he didn’t show for a Wednesday night auction. Several other Chiefs were there, including all of the offensive linemen, and quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Tyler Thigpen. With a mandatory minicamp opening on Friday, it’s currently looking unlikely that Waters will attend. But there was no immediate financial penalty for skipping a charity event for which he is the co-chairman. If he doesn’t show for minicamp, he faces a daily fine in the range of $15,000, and possible forfeiture of a portion of his signing bonus.