Former Tiger and current Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross has been placed on the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt list on Friday following an arrest on Monday, being charged with domestic battery and property damage.
For those who don’t know, the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt List enables teams to designate players, at the discretion of the commissioner, as temporarily exempt from inclusion within the Active List limit for a range of reasons. The commissioner possesses the exclusive authority to determine the inclusion or exclusion of players from this list.
According to the exempt list rule, Ross is not permitted to participate in practices or attend Chiefs games. However, he is permitted to be present at the football facility for team meetings and workouts.
“Addressing that upfront. We’re taking in all the information. [We] have been will continue to do that,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. “He’s back here, he’ll work today. And we’ll take it from there. Other than that, I really don’t have any information for you other than what we’ve gathered.”
“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 signed by the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, seeing the first action of his NFL career this season. He recorded three catches for 34 yards this season.