Chiefs’ Super Bowl star explains charges for resisting arrest

Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Kansas City Chiefs helmet during the AFC Divisional Round playoff football game against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland stepped up in the Super Bowl to help bring a championship back to Kansas City. On Tuesday night, the Chiefs starting cornerback was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Facing multiple charges, including resisting arrest, Breeland went on Twitter to try and explain what happened.

Breeland explained that he was at a gas station in York County, South Carolina, when two men suddenly approached him. Just when cops showed up at the gas station, the two men allegedly threw something on Breeland’s car. The 28-year-old cornerback ends his side of the story there, not diving into what seemingly led to his arrest.


Officers cited Breeland for having alcohol in his vehicle with the seal broken, having an open container of beer or wine in his vehicle, for possession of marijuana, driving without a license and resisting arrest.

Breeland’s version of the story doesn’t seem to capture a majority of the events that happened on Tuesday night. There’s no explanation for the reasoning his car was searched and he doesn’t open up about why he was driving with open alcohol containers in the car and using his car without a license.

The Chiefs re-signed Breeland this offseason to a one-year contract. A 15-game starter during the regular season, he recorded an interception and two tackles for loss in Super Bowl LIV.

The team announced it is aware of the situation and wouldn’t provide comment at the time. However, this explanation likely won’t help Breeland defend his actions.