News broke overnight that will have an effect on the availability for one of the Chief’s defensive starters this Sunday. Linebacker Willie Gay Jr. was arrested on Wednesday night for criminal damage under $1,000 dollars.
As Pro Football Talk’s Michael Smith writes, the arrest took place at approximately 10:30 pm in Overland Park, Kansas. As of now, he remains in the Johnson County Detention Center awaiting bond. No charges have been laid yet.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has tweeted an update from Gay’s agent, Maxx Lepselter, which provides context on the incident. He states that the 23-year-old was visiting his son’s house and an argument with the child’s mother took place, during which Gay broke her vacuum. “No one was touched … beyond the broken appliance”, according to Lepselter. The Kansas City Star’s Sam McDowell tweets that, according to the police report, “the damage is to a vacuum, cell phone screen, wall/door frame and a humidifier”.
A Chiefs spokesperson has released the following statement: “The Chiefs are aware of LB Willie Gay Jr.’s reported overnight arrest on an alleged misdemeanor criminal damage charge and have no further comment at this time” (Twitter link via Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star).
A 2020 second-round pick, Gay has started all but the first game of the 2021 campaign. In 12 regular season games, he totaled 48 tackles, four pass deflections and two interceptions. The Chiefs were able to win comfortably against the Steelers in the Wild Card round with Gay playing an unusually low number of snaps, but, in the event he were to be absent this Sunday, his presence would likely be felt more greatly against a potent Bills’ offense.
14 comments on “Chiefs’ LB Willie Gay Jr. Arrested For Misdemeanor Criminal Damage”
Broke her vacuum? Thats gotta suck!
What kinda vacuum if it was a bad one he did her a favor
You’re suppose to wait till AFTER the superbowl to do something stupid.
Odd how they pick and choose which criminal or domestic matters we can respond to here.
they’ll probably sanitize this one for us later today. maybe disney owns em?
Agents are known for telling the truth – said no one ever.
Just like the police, lawyers, and baby mommas….
Wow what a shock!!!!! A young NFL player with a kid. Man you hear of that happening.
Willie, you got pissed about your kids baby momma telling you another man was hitting that? I thought he would be more focused on football, these were the kind of off the field issues that were circulating his draft profile in early April when he was coming out of Texas.
I heard Mahomes was with him. Better sit him out. A Bills fan saw him
Not exactly the kind of crime Truman Capote would turn into a best selling book.
I like how the agent says the damage was only to a vacuum cleaner, but the police report says damage to a cell phone, wall/door frame and a humidifier also. Sounds like Mr Gay had himself a little fit.
Maybe they can settle out of court if he buys her a broom and dustpan.