Chiefs’ Offseason Legal Troubles Deepen: Isaiah Buggs, Rashee Rice, Wayna Morris


Buggs has been released after being one of several Kansas City stars recently entangled with the authorities. The Kansas City Chiefs, led by Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes, have been the NFL’s most successful team in recent times, reaching three of the last five Super Bowls. Even Taylor Swift has become a fan. However, trouble has been brewing at Arrowhead Stadium, culminating in Isaiah Buggs’ release ahead of the 2024 season.


Why Did the Chiefs Release Isaiah Buggs?


The former Steelers and Lions defensive tackle has faced two separate arrests in recent weeks, with the second incident prompting the Chiefs to release him. On May 30, Buggs was charged with two misdemeanor counts of second-degree animal cruelty in Alabama, accused of mistreating and neglecting two malnourished dogs. He turned himself into the Tuscaloosa County Jail and was granted bail. However, his bail was revoked after a June 16 arrest in Tuscaloosa on charges of domestic violence and burglary.

Buggs’ agent claims the arrests are part of a campaign to shut down his client’s hookah lounge in the city. Buggs has been in jail since last Monday, with news of his release by the Chiefs coming seven days later. The Chiefs had signed Buggs as a practice squad player in January and then to a futures contract in February.


Why Were Rashee Rice and Wayna Morris Arrested?


Wide receiver Rashee Rice was arrested in Dallas in March for causing a six-car crash that injured at least seven people. The 24-year-old was found to have been driving at 119 mph on a freeway and now faces one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury, and six counts of collision involving injury. Additionally, Rice is a suspect in an alleged assault at a nightclub in Dallas, resulting in a man being injured. Although no charges have been filed yet, police are continuing to investigate.

Wayna Morris has also had his share of legal troubles, adding to the Chiefs’ growing list of offseason issues.