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    Chiefs Release DL Isaiah Buggs Following Pair of Offseason Arrests

    Following a tumultuous offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly moving on from DL Isaiah Buggs.

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    It has been a tumultuous offseason for Kansas City Chiefs DL Isaiah Buggs, a time that has seen him get arrested twice. Now the defensive lineman has reportedly been released by Kansas City.

    NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the move on Monday morning, and it follows an offseason where Buggs had found himself having continuous run-ins with the law, leading up to the team’s most recent decision.

    In May, Buggs was charged with animal cruelty after two “severely malnourished, emaciated, and neglected” dogs were found at a home he had been renting out to others. Buggs was once again arrested in early June, where he was charged with second-degree domestic violence and second-degree burglary.

    Although those are the two most recent cases of run-ins with the law, Buggs has had ongoing issues with the local police at his Kings Hookah Lounge in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Buggs had reportedly shoved an officer and was cited for overcrowding the establishment well beyond the maximum capacity allowed for the building.

    Pelissero also mentioned Buggs’ bond was revoked after his most recent arrest and he’s currently in jail. Multiple legal cases are still left to play out, but as they do, Kansas City is officially moving on.

    Buggs was a 2019 sixth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers and has spent time with the Las Vegas Raiders, Detroit Lions, and most recently the Chiefs over the last few seasons.

    In five seasons, Buggs has tallied 89 total tackles and two sacks, hoping to fill a role in the middle of a Chiefs defense that was looking to add more size and load up for a third consecutive Super Bowl title.

    A rotational piece that was used mostly in early downs to stop the run, Buggs was looking to find a new home after two seasons with the Lions and joined the Chiefs with the hopes of adding value to another championship contender.

    Buggs joined Kansas City’s practice squad in January, but his time with the team is over after six months.

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