Washington Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland career has hit a bump before it has even started. The former Clemson Tiger was cited for marijuana possession on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond on Monday, according to Zac Boyer of The Washington Times.
Boyer provides additional details:
Breeland, 22, was issued a summons for simple possession of marijuana at 10:40 p.m. by Edwin Alvarez, a VCU Police Department officer. No additional information was made available by a campus police department spokeswoman, citing pending adjudication. A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 26.
A Redskins spokesman said in a statement that the team is “aware of the incident and we will not make any further comment.”
Breeland’s agent, Hadley Englehard, did not respond to repeated requests for comment Wednesday afternoon. Breeland also could not be reached for comment. It is uncertain if he has hired a lawyer.
It’s unknown at this point what punishment from the league/Redskins Breeland will face.
The Redskins selected Breeland in the fourth round of this year’s draft (No. 102 pick). He recorded four interceptions and 56 total tackles for Clemson in 2013. The 22-year-old was solid in Washington’s first preseason game versus the New England Patriots, recording six tackles.
Breeland was active at Redskins practice on Tuesday, the day following the incident, according to Boyer. The team was given off on Wednesday.