Bashaud Breeland, right, talks with fellow cornerback DeAngelo Hall during the Redskins’ game against the Patriots last Thursday. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland was cited for possession of marijuana Monday night on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.

The incident took place the night before the Redskins left Richmond at the completion of training camp.

According to a statement issued by a VCU Police Department spokeswoman, at 10:40 p.m., Monday, a campus police officer issued Breeland, 22, a summons for simple possession of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor.

No further information was available because of the incident is pending adjudication.

A Redskins spokesman said, “we are aware of the incident and we will have no further comment.”

Reached by phone, Breeland declined to comment.

Drafted in the fourth round out of Clemson, the 5-foot-11, 197-pound Breeland is competing for a roster spot behind starting cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson. He has drawn the praise of coaches because of his athleticism, high football IQ and physical style of play.

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