Kansas City Chiefs starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland is expected to be suspended for the first four games of the season for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
In an Instagram post that he tweeted a link to, Breeland acknowledged the suspension, without elaborating on the offense, and apologized “to the entire Chiefs organization, my coaches, teammates, family and fans.”
As previously announced by the League, I have received a 4 game suspension for off-the-field matters.
I post this today because I want to apologize, publicly, to the entire Chiefs organization, my coaches,… https://t.co/inoWHz3JJE
— Bashaud Breeland (@Bree2Land6) August 19, 2020
The Chiefs have little experience at cornerback other than Breeland and the other starter, Charvarius Ward. They have Rashad Fenton, who played some as a nickelback as a rookie last season, and they signed veteran Antonio Hamilton, who was a backup for his first four NFL seasons.
The Chiefs also drafted cornerback L’Jarius Sneed in the fourth round.
Breeland, 28, joined the Chiefs last season as a free agent and started 15 games in 2019. He had an interception in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory over the San Francisco 49ers.