Chiefs receiver Justyn Ross arrested on felony damage charge Kansas
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross was arrested on a felony damage charge. Ross, an undrafted free agent, was taken into custody for criminal damage exceeding $25,000.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross has been arrested on a felony damage charge, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. The arrest occurred on Monday, with Ross being taken into custody at 2:54 p.m. and booked at 4:27 p.m. The charge is for criminal damage that exceeds $25,000, which is considered a felony in Kansas.
Ross, who was an undrafted free agent out of Clemson, is currently in his second season with the Chiefs. However, he has only seen game action this year and has accumulated 34 yards on three catches over seven games.
Last season, Ross was on injured reserve due to his recovery from cervical fusion surgery. This surgery was necessary because Ross was diagnosed with Klippel-Feil syndrome, a congenital fusion of two vertebrae in the neck. The condition was discovered after Ross experienced numbness in both arms following a routine hit during practice at Clemson.
Despite initial expectations that Ross would not be able to continue playing football, he underwent surgery in 2020. His case differed from Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning's, who also underwent cervical fusion before joining the Denver Broncos. Unlike Manning, Ross' condition was not congenital, and the surgery was performed before a serious injury occurred.
After over a year of rehabilitation, Ross returned to the field in 2021. However, his comeback was short-lived as he fractured his foot after playing just 10 games. Only four NFL teams cleared Ross to play, and the Chiefs signed him as an undrafted free agent last year. Unfortunately, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve before the start of the 2022 training camp period.
At the time of writing, neither the Chiefs nor Ross' agent have responded to requests for comment.