Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Bashaud Breeland was reportedly appealing a four-game suspension that had to do with the NFL’s substance abuse policy prior to his arrest this week. That report comes from NFL insider Tom Pelissero on Twitter Wednesday amid a flurry of news surrounding Breeland.
Pelissero noted Breeland was arrested on a number of charges on Tuesday and among those was marijuana possession. It’s thought the defensive back’s other substance abuse violation is for marijuana as well. Shortly after that announcement, Mike Garafolo used Twitter to point out there is a sliver of good news in that regard.
The new CBA the league is working under focuses more on treatment than punishment for marijuana use. It’s not clear if Breeland’s appeal means he will be able to reduce the four-game suspension, but it does mean that he won’t be getting hit with another suspension for the possession charge this time around.
At the same time, the…