Video reportedly shows Chiefs CB Bashaud Breeland resisting arrest, held at gunpoint during marijuana arrest

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Video released on Friday shows <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/27630/" data-ylk="slk:Bashaud Breeland">Bashaud Breeland</a>'s arrest at gunpoint at a South Carolina gas station. (Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Video released on Friday shows Bashaud Breeland's arrest at gunpoint at a South Carolina gas station. (Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland was arrested on Tuesday after police say they saw him smoking marijuana at a South Carolina gas station.

On Wednesday his attorneys released a statement acknowledging the arrest while vowing to investigate why officers drew their weapons during the encounter.

Video shows tense encounter

On Friday, TMZ published video provided by a witness who saw Breeland arrested at gunpoint.

The video shows an officer repeatedly telling Breeland to turn around and get on the ground. The officer initially pointed his Taser at Breeland as Breeland remained standing before he eventually pulled his gun when Breelend got back into his car.

Breeland facing multiple misdemeanor charges

Breeland is reportedly facing multiple misdemeanor charges that consist of resisting arrest, the transport of alcohol in motor vehicle with a broken seal, open container of beer or wine in motor vehicle, possession of 28 grams or less of marijuana or 10 grams of hash and driving without a license.

Breeland’s attorneys said on Wednesday that they planned to investigate “why this level of force was necessary.”

Per the statement, provided to ESPN’s Josina Anderson

“At the time of his encounter with law enforcement, Mr. Breeland was leaving a gas station store after making a lawful purchase. Moments after returning to his vehicle, a 2020 Range Rover with temporary paper tags, law enforcement officers approached Mr. Breeland and drew their weapons.

“We look forward to investigating why this level of force was necessary. Bashaud Breeland is innocent until proven guilty. We look forward to the truth coming forward.”

Breeland was released on $2,362 bond after the arrest. He is reportedly facing a four-game ban from the NFL for an unrelated violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Breeland played in all 16 regular-season games and started 15 after signing with the Chiefs last season. The six-year NFL veteran caught an interception in Kansas City’s Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers. He signed a one-year, $3 million deal in the offseason to remain with Kansas City.

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