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    Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs arrested for domestic violence, burglary

    By Drew TaylorAJ Holliday,


    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ( WIAT ) — Isaiah Buggs, a defensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, was arrested in Alabama early Sunday.

    According to Tuscaloosa Police Public Information Officer Stephanie Taylor, officers were called to a home shortly before 5:30 a.m.

    No additional details were provided but Taylor confirmed Buggs, 28, was taken into custody for second-degree domestic violence and second-degree burglary.

    He was transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail to be put on a domestic violence hold. Police previously said the hold was for 12 hours but later confirmed it was set at 24 hours. Buggs was eventually released on a $5,000 bond.

    Isaiah Buggs charged with animal cruelty after dogs found ‘surrounded in feces’ with ‘no access to food or water’

    According to the Associated Press, the Chiefs were aware of the case but declined to comment.

    This is the second time in a month that Buggs has faced charges.

    In May, Buggs was charged with two counts of second-degree animal cruelty after two dogs were allegedly found starving and dirty on the back porch of a property he had been renting in Tuscaloosa.

    According to police, a neighbor reported seeing two dogs that were “surrounded by feces” on March 28 with no access to food or water, in addition to being out there for 10 days. One of the dogs has since been euthanized while another is being treated for Parvo.

    Buggs turned himself into the Tuscaloosa County Jail a day after arrest warrants were issued in that case. His bond was set at $600 — $300 for each charge. He later posted bond and was released from jail.

    Buggs signed a $1,292,500 contract with Kansas City for the upcoming season.
    FILE- Then-Detroit Lions defensive end Isaiah Buggs (96) watches during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Buggs played for Alabama in college before being signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After three seasons with Pittsburgh, Buggs play two seasons for the Detroit Lions. The Chiefs picked him up last year and planned to use him to shore up the middle of their line. But that was before they reached a long-term deal with All-Pro tackle Chris Jones and signed Derrick Nnadi and Tershawn Wharton, both of whom were hitting free agency.

    The Chiefs have had to deal with a series of off-the-field legal issues since beating the San Francisco 49ers in February.

    Wide receiver Rashee Rice faces eight felony charges from a high-speed crash in Dallas, and offensive linemen Chukwuebuka Godrick and Wanya Morris were arrested last month in Johnson County, Kansas, on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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