Former NFL player, Super Bowl Champion, arrested and charged with numerous felonies in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, NC – On August 8th, authorities in Charlotte, North Carolina made a traffic stop on a 2020 Mercedes Benz G550 with a male driver. Police discovered during the stop that the vehicle was stolen. They also cited numerous illegal items in the vehicle, which all led to the arrest of the driver, 31-year-old Bashaud Breeland.

Breeland, a South Carolina native, is also an eight-year veteran of the NFL, having been a starter for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 - the year the team won the Super Bowl.

Details of his arrest were released via the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office website. The current NFL free-agent is now facing eight charges. The first count he's facing is possession of a stolen vehicle for the Mercedes stolen out of Florida, which is estimated to be worth approximately $150,000.

He is also charged with altering a serial number, altering a title, possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana (police recovered more than five pounds), possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute a Schedule 1 controlled substance (62 grams of what police believe to by psychedelic mushrooms), and possession of stolen firearms.

Along with digital scales, Breeland was also in possession of bags and a vacuum sealer.  Police also confiscated eight weapons, which included two AR-15s and two AK-47s. It was not clear which of the weapons were stolen and which belonged to Breeland.

An X (formerly Twitter) post claims that Breeland was also in possession of $2,000 cash at the time of his arrest. It also identifies the handguns Breeland is alleged to have possessed at the time of the stop.

Given that he pleaded guilty in 2020 to disorderly conduct and drug possession as part of a plea deal that saw other charges dropped, it is unclear if that guilty plea would have prevented him from legally possessing any weapons. That previous arrest saw him originally charged with five counts: resisting arrest, transport of alcohol in a motor vehicle with a broken seal, open container of beer or wine in a motor vehicle, possession of less than 28 grams of marijuana and driving without a license.

Of that 2020 incident, CBS Sports reported that Breeland took to Twitter to discuss what had happened. At the time, Breeland said, "[A] lot of people wanna speculate on my situation and don't know the facts. I really was at a gas pump got approach by two guys, police pulled up they throw something (in) my car as police pulled up which the cop saw and I was the one detained wit [sic] charges that really shouldn't be charged. I'm not fighting to clear a name I don't care wat [sic] people think, I know the truth, innocent until proven guilty."

In this latest arrest, Breeland was processed into the Mecklenburg County jail at 2:12 am on the 8th, and left almost two-and-one-half hours later after posting a $30,000 bond.

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