JE-SUS! NFL star Bashaud Breeland was arrested earlier this month with a terrifying video of the scene showing the NFL player’s face within inches of a cop’s drawn gun during the stop being posted online. Breeland was detained at around 11 AM in a South Carolina gas station after a York County Sheriff’s Office deputy says he saw the NFL player along with two other men smoking weed.
The officer claims when he stopped Breeland for questioning, the 28-year-old became combative and in the footage obtained from the incident you can see how the confrontation escalated very quickly. As we can see from the video, the officer attempted repeatedly to place the Chiefs cornerback in handcuffs but Breeland consistently refused to do so. At one point, we can also see the cop pulling a taser on the 5’11”, 195-pound defensive back while ordering him to stop resisting the arrest.
“Put your hands behind your back or you will get tased,” the officer said. “Turn around and face away from me! You’ll get tased!” Breeland, though, ignored the officers orders and when he wriggled away from the cop and got into his car and things got an ungly turn. The officer pulled his gun and put it inches from Breeland’s face and screamed at the NFL player, “Let me see your hands! I’m not playing!” Eventually, Breeland got out of the car, got on the ground and ultimately relented to the officer placing him in cuffs. For his part, Breeland said in a now-deleted post on his social media, “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.”
Later on, Breeland’s attorneys spoke on behalf of their client:
“I was the one detained wit charges that really shouldn’t be charged…
They also added:
“At the time of this 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 valid 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. they added “Bashaud Breeland is innocent unless proven guilty. We look forward to the truth coming forward.”
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