Former Washington cornerback and current Kansas City Chief Bashaud Breeland is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday.
As a result of his suspension, Breeland will miss games against the Texans, Chargers, Ravens and Patriots. The Chiefs have little experience at cornerback besides Breeland and other starter Charvarius Ward, so the suspension is a major blow to their defense.
Breeland began his career in Washington and was drafted in 2014 in the fourth round as the 102nd overall pick. He played in D.C. from 2014-2017 before spending a year with the Packers after a deal with the Panthers fell through due to a failed physical.
He joined the Chiefs as a free agent last season and started 15 games in Kansas City. In 2019, he recorded 48 tackles, eight passes defended, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and a touchdown. He also registered an interception in the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory over the 49ers.
Breeland was arrested on April 28 in South Carolina and was charged on five counts: resisting arrest, transporting alcohol with the seal broken in a motor vehicle, possessing 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, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.