Willie Gay picked the wrong time to get into trouble with the law. The Kansas City Chiefs linebacker was arrested Wednesday night by the Overland Park police and charged with misdemeanor criminal property damage of less than $1,000.
Gay remained Thursday morning in the detention center in Johnson County, Kansas. He was scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday afternoon.
According to a representative for Gay via NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Gay was visiting his son’s house when he and the mother got into an argument that led to him breaking her vacuum. Per the representative, no one was harmed or otherwise touched outside of the broken vacuum. “No one was touched beyond the broken appliance.”
The Chiefs obviously have a playoff game in a few days so it this could affect Gay’s availability.
Willie Gay Jr. was a second round pick by the Chiefs in the 2020 NFL Draft following a standout career at Mississippi State.
In 2021, Gay has appeared in 12 games and recorded 48 total tackles, one tackle for loss, 0.5 sacks, two interceptions, and four pass defenses.
Kansas City hosts the Buffalo Bills in the AFC divisional playoff on Sunday.