Chiefs' Gay arrested for misdemeanor property damage
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay was arrested Wednesday in Overland Park, Kansas, and charged with misdemeanor criminal property damage of less than $1,000, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office said, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher.
Gay spent the night in a local detention center and was awaiting bond as of Thursday morning, per Shain Bergan of KCTV5.
The 23-year-old pleaded not guilty during his court appearance Thursday, according to Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star.
Police documents state Gay damaged a vacuum cleaner, wall, and door frame during a confrontation with a woman, according to Bergan. The charge is being classified as a domestic violence offense.
Agent Maxx Lepselter said Gay broke the vacuum during an argument with his son's mother at her home.
"Willie was at his son's house visiting," Lepselter said in a statement, according to Harold R. Kuntz of FOX4. "He and the mother got into an argument during which he broke her vacuum. No one was touched, nothing happened beyond broken appliance. She called cops about it and they took him in on misdemeanor destruction of property of less than $1,000.
"Likely just pays a fine and replaces vacuum. Nothing more, all should be resolved today with no further issues."
The Chiefs said they are aware of the incident, per Teicher.
Kansas City faces the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round on Sunday.