Chiefs beginning LB Willie Gay suspended 4 video games by NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay was suspended by the NFL for 4 video games Monday for violating its private conduct coverage.
Gay was arrested in January within the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, and charged with misdemeanor legal property of harm of lower than $1,000. Gay’s consultant, Maxx Lepselter, stated on the time that Gay broke a vacuum that belonged to the mom of his son throughout an argument through which no person was harmed.
Gay agreed to a diversion program in June to resolve the legal case.
There was no enchantment of the penalty, so Gay will miss Sunday’s sport in Indianapolis together with video games towards Tampa Bay, Las Vegas and Buffalo.
NFL guidelines prohibit him from interacting with the group in the course of the first two weeks.
The Chiefs, who parted with veteran Anthony Hitchens after final season, are counting closely on Gay to assist solidify the linebacker spot alongside second-year professional Nick Bolton. Gay began their first two video games towards the Cardinals and Chargers and is tied for second on the group in tackles, tackles for loss and passes defended.
“I definitely feel like my role has increased,” Gay acknowledged throughout coaching camp. “I feel like me and Nick, we have bigger roles to fill and to lead this defense, to lead this team on the defensive side and just do what we need to do to make sure we’re in position to lead.”
Third-round choose Leo Chenal is the likeliest candidate to exchange Gay within the lineup. The Chiefs even have Elijah Lee and Darius Harris, who play primarily particular groups, and undrafted rookie Jack Cochrane on the roster.
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