Super Bowl champion and former NFL cornerback Bashaud Breeland found himself in legal trouble this week after being arrested for possession of drugs, firearms, and a stolen vehicle, according to police reports.
Breeland was taken into custody at 2:12 a.m. on Tuesday and faces a total of eight charges, including possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm, based on information from police documents referenced by TMZ.
The police documents detailed that the estimated value of the seized drugs was approximately $7,000. The incident occurred when Breeland was pulled over around 3:05 p.m. on Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Authorities allege that the 2020 Mercedes-Benz he was driving had been reported as stolen from Florida.
During the search of the vehicle, law enforcement officials reportedly discovered two AR-15s and two AK-47s. Additionally, the documents revealed that 5.45 pounds of suspected marijuana and 62 grams of suspected mushrooms were also found.
After a brief stint in custody, Breeland was released from Mecklenburg County Jail at 4:40 a.m. on Tuesday, according to information available on the county jail’s website.
Breeland’s football career spanned eight years in the NFL, starting with his tenure at Washington as a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He later had a brief stint with the Green Bay Packers before joining the Kansas City Chiefs. During his time with the Chiefs, Breeland played a key role in their Super Bowl LIV victory against the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. He started 11 regular-season games and all three postseason games for the Chiefs during their championship-winning campaign.
In 2021, Breeland concluded his NFL journey with the Minnesota Vikings, marking the final season of his professional football career. The recent arrest has drawn attention to the former athlete’s legal troubles, adding an unexpected twist to his post-NFL life.