The Kansas City Chiefs are approaching their Week 8 matchup with the Denver Broncos with their usual preparation. A quick turnaround after hosting their AFC West rival in Week 6 would be a lead story on most weeks, but following an off-the-field issue, the attention is turned that way.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid addressed the media on Wednesday regarding Monday’s arrest of wide receiver Justyn Ross.
“Addressing that upfront. We’re taking in all the information. [We] have been will continue to do that,” Reid explained. “He’s back here, he’ll work today. And we’ll just take it from there. Other than that, I really don’t have any information for you other than what we’ve gathered.”
Ross was booked into the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon. During the time of his arrest, he was facing a felony charge of criminal damage. According to a report from The Kansas City Star, Ross would plead not guilty to Tuesday’s domestic violence charges.
“All the situations are different; the law enforcement part of it, you listen to the real details and what went on.” said Reid, “Then you keep open communication with Brett (Veach) and myself and people who deal with law enforcement. Then you make the final decision.”
Ross was starting to get more playing time this season after battling injuries since his standout college years at Clemson. He now could face another issue as the team continues its investigation.