KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Suspended Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and a drug possession charge Friday in a South Carolina court.
Breeland received a 30-day suspended sentence and $100 fine for each charge, including possession of less than 28 grams of marijuana.
“We are pleased to have come to a fair and swift resolution in this case,” according to a statement on Breeland’s behalf from defense attorney, Bakari Sellers. “Mr. Breeland looks forward to putting this whole ordeal behind him. We appreciate the York County prosecutor’s cooperation and professionalism throughout this process. This case is a prime example of how a person is best served by allowing these matters to be litigated in a court of law, rather than roadside during an arrest.”
Breeland was arrested in late April in Fort Mill, South Carolina, for allegedly smoking marijuana in a gas station parking lot.
TMZ Sports released a video it said was of the arrest during which a York County sheriff’s deputy drew his Taser and later a firearm, which he pointed at Breeland as he tried to get into a vehicle at a gas station.
“This was a relatively minor situation that could have turned into a serious incident,” York County Solicitor Kevin Bracket said in a statement. “Failing to comply with law enforcement’s instructions too often leads to tragic results. I appreciate Mr. Breeland’s recognition of this fact and acceptance of responsibility for his actions. Compliance is the best way to avoid a dangerous escalation of routine encounters with the police.”
The York County prosecutor’s office agreed to drop charges for transporting alcohol in a vehicle with a broken seal, driving without a license and resisting arrest as part of the plea agreement.
Breeland has one game remaining on the four-game suspension the NFL handed down in August for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.