Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Gay arrested on misdemeanor

Thu Jan 20 12:54pm ET

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Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams, left, runs against Kansas City Chiefs middle linebacker Willie Gay during the second half of an NFL football game Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay has been charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property after he broke a vacuum and other items during an argument, authorities said.

Gay, 23, was arrested Wednesday night in Overland Park, Kansas, and had a court date scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Overland Park police said in an offense report that Gay damaged a vacuum and other property, causing total property damage of $225, The Kansas City Star reported.

No drugs, alcohol or weapons were involved and no one was injured, police said.

Gay's agents, Maxx Lepsettler and Ryan Rubin, said in a statement that Gay was visiting his son when he got into an argument with the child's mother, who called police.

The agents said Gay would likely pay a fine and replace the vacuum and ''all should be resolved today with no further issues.''

The Chiefs, who play the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs on Sunday, said they were aware of the incident but did not plan to make further comment.

Gay, in his second season with the Chiefs, has played in 12 games this season, totaling 48 tackles and two interceptions.

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