Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross finds himself in a precarious situation as he has been placed on the NFL’s restricted list following his involvement in a domestic incident that transpired earlier this week. In light of this development, Ross is not allowed to participate in any Chiefs practices or games.
The trouble began when the 23-year-old athlete was arrested on Monday on a felony charge, according to records from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. These arrest papers indicate that Ross, who initially went undrafted but later signed with the Chiefs as a free agent from Clemson, was apprehended by authorities at 2:54 p.m. and subsequently booked at 4:27 p.m. on a felony criminal damage charge.
Details from a criminal complaint obtained by the Kansas City Star reveal that the alleged victim in this case is an individual with whom Ross “is or has been in a dating relationship.” The report specifies significant property damage, including a laptop, phone, computer monitor, jewelry, and a car key. Additionally, dispatch calls cited by the outlet suggest that the victim accused Ross of physically dragging her through their residence.
Ross, currently in his second season with the Chiefs, had only recently started participating in games this year, amassing three catches for 34 yards in seven games. Last season, the 23-year-old wide receiver had been on injured reserve, recovering from cervical fusion surgery, which was a contributing factor to his undrafted status.
This troubling incident has not only placed Ross’s career in jeopardy but also underscores the importance of addressing and preventing domestic incidents within the NFL and other professional sports leagues.