Washington Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland was cited on Monday in Richmond, Va. for marijuana possession on the campus of VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University). This incident was the first transgression of significance the Washington Redskins have had so far during the offseason and their training camp.But it still doesn’t look good for any player to have an incident like this and especially a rookie. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has stated that he’s spoken to Breeland. Gruden stated to csnwashhington.com that the incident was a terrible mistake on the part of Breeland and Breeland says he will deal the consequences of that mistake.
The citation was only a misdemeanor so Breeland more than likely will only have to pay a fine but the teams’ consequences are unknown. Breeland has been impressive in training camp and performed well in his first preseason game against the New England Patriots. So the Redskins won’t be releasing Breeland or anything like that as they need quality depth at cornerback.
And Breeland can help the team season in addition to starters David Amerson and DeAngelo Hall. However, he will need to limit any further incidents like this for the forseeable future as any further transgressions could not only get Bashaud Breeland in trouble with the Redskins but with the NFL as well.