The incident occurred at 11:12 a.m. Eastern time, according to the arrest report, and Breeland was released at 11:01 p.m. on $2,362.50 bond.
The cornerback, who signed a one-year deal worth $4.5 million this month, said in a tweet that has since been deleted that he is “not fighting to clear a name I don’t care wat [sic] people think I know the truth innocent until proven guilty.”
He added details, tweeting, “Lot of people wanna speculate On my situation and don’t know the facts I really was at a gas pump got approach by two guys police pulled up they throw something my car as police pulled up which the cop saw and I was the one detained wit charges that really shouldn’t be charged.”
According to an incident report from the York County Sheriff’s Office, Breeland was one of three men observed by a deputy smoking marijuana near a gas station just south of the North Carolina state line. All three attempted to leave the scene when the officer drove up in his marked vehicle, and two complied when told to return.
Breeland, according to the report, pulled up to a pump in his vehicle and got out to speak to the officer, who told the three that they were being detained. At that point, the deputy reported that one man threw a blunt that he had seen all three smoking into Breeland’s vehicle. The deputy said he smelled marijuana and Breeland attempted to flee, then resisted when the officer placed him in handcuffs. As the two scuffled, the deputy pulled out his taser, according to the report, and Breeland got into his vehicle and was not following orders. The deputy drew his weapon, and Breeland put his hands in the air. He continued to resist for about three minutes and, with onlookers pleading with him, was placed in cuffs.
The deputy said that “a large marijuana blunt” was found in Breeland’s vehicle, along with 3.2 grams of marijuana in the door, two open bottles of Corona beer and an open bottle of tequila. The deputy’s report indicated that Breeland gave him permission to search his cellphone and the deputy found “several messages placing large orders of marijuana in bags like that found in his driver’s door.” Breeland explained that the alleged deals were not in York County and that he was “a marijuana enthusiast,” the report states.
A native of Allendale, S.C., Breeland played four years at Clemson and was a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins, with whom he spent four seasons. He signed a $24 million deal with the Carolina Panthers in 2018, but the deal was voided when he failed a physical because of an infected cut on his foot. He ended up playing for the Green Bay Packers in 2018, then signed with the Chiefs as a free agent before the 2019 season. He started 18 of Kansas City’s 19 games, including Super Bowl LIV. In the Chiefs’ 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, he had an interception.
An agent for Breeland did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
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