Another NFL player has been arrested and is facing felony charges. According to NFL.com, police officers arrested and booked Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross on Oct. 23 at 3:54 p.m.
According to a Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office report, he was charged with criminal damage of more than $25,000. There were no details on what was damaged and/or where it took place.
Ross is slated to appear in court on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old player signed with the Chiefs right before the start of the 2022 season as an undrafted free agent after playing for Clemson University. He was placed on injured reserve due to a foot injury. Ross has played every game for the Chiefs so far this season and has caught three passes for 34 yards. The Chiefs are currently in first place in the AFC West with a record of 6-1.
AL.com reported that when Ross was a freshman at Clemson in 2018, he caught the ball 46 times for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. He helped the school win the College Football Playoff National Championship that year when he caught six passes for 153 yards and scored a touchdown in the Tigers’ 44-16 victory over Alabama.
His collegiate career at Clemson saw the wide receiver catch 158 passes for 2,379 yards and 20 touchdowns over three years. He missed his junior year due to a congenital fusion in his spine. Ross had surgery and was able to return to the gridiron in 2021 for his senior season.
Before attending Clemson, Ross played at Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama. He became an ASWA (Alabama Sports Writers Association) first-team All-State player between 2016 and 2017. In 2015, he was a second-team selection. In his last year of high school, Ross caught 37 passes for 730 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. He also returned 14 punts for a 27.4-yard average and two touchdowns.