Bashaud Breeland of the Kansas City Chiefs was arrested on Tuesday for weed possession, open container, and more in his hometown of South Carolina.
TMZ Sports reports that the 28-year-old is facing several charges, including resisting arrest, alcohol in motor vehicle with the seal broken, 28g or less of marijuana, and driving without a license.
However, the arrest was not without incident, as officers had to use a taser and pull his firearm in the process.
According to a York County Sheriff deputy, Breeland and two other men were spotted smoking weed at a gas station at 11 AM Tuesday.
When police arrived at the scene, the men allegedly attempted to hide the weed while Breeland tried to escape.
As officers attempted to get the NFL player to cooperate, he reportedly refused, causing for stricter force and commands.
After initially pulling his taser, the sheriff revealed, “[The officer] drew his issued firearm and issued more lawful commands to Bashaud Breeland, who was concealing his hand.”
Nearby residents begged Breeland to comply.
Ultimately he was successfully cuffed, and more cops arrived at the scene.
Upon arrival, the cops found a “large blunt” as well as opened bottles of beer and tequila in the vehicle.
The cops also looked through Breeland’s phone with his permission and came across evidence regarding drug transactions, the outlet reports.
“Bashaud Breeland had several messages to dealers placing orders of large quantities of marijuana in bags like what was found in his driver’s door,” the sheriff revealed.
However, Breeland denied being a drug dealer and insisted that he’s a “marijuana enthusiast,” who just likes to smoke.
He was released from jail Tuesday night on a $2,362 bond.
“I really was at a gas pump got approach by two guys police pulled up they throw something my car as police pulled up which the cop saw,” Breeland said in a since-deleted tweet. “I was the one detained wit charges that really shouldn’t be charged.”