Ex-NFL cornerback Bashaud Breeland arrested during traffic stop

Posted at 8:26 AM, August 10, 2023 and last updated 8:34 PM, January 31, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Scripps News Kansas City/Court TV) — Former NFL cornerback Bashaud Breeland was arrested Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to a police records.

Police said they found Breeland inside of a 2020 Mercedes-Benz G550 that was reported stolen out of Florida during a traffic stop. The car was valued at $150,000.

Bashaud Breeland plays during an NFL game

Minnesota Vikings defensive back Bashaud Breeland (21) plays during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

Police also found several guns inside the Mercedes, including two AK-47 assault rifles, two AR-15 pistols and four handguns.

They also seized marijuana, a drug suspected to be mushrooms and a digital scale, along with over $2,000 in cash.

Breeland posted a $30,000 bond early Tuesday, according to NBC affiliate WCNC.

Breeland began his career with the NFL in 2014. He won a Super Bowl during his time with the Kansas City Chiefs. He also played for Washington, the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings.

This story was originally published by Scripps News Kansas City, an E.W. Scripps Company.