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Kansas City Chiefs’ De’Anthony Thomas Arrested for Suspected Possession of Marijuana

26-year-old De'Anthony Thomas, wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, was arrested Saturday morning by the Allen County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thomas' arrest is particularly untimely for the California-born football player. He has spent his entire professional career with the Chiefs, having played for them since 2014, but his contract with the team has since run out and he is set to become a free agent once drafting begins later this year. Additionally, Thomas spent the last half of the 2018 on the injured reserve list.

A spokesperson for the Chiefs told The Kansas City Star they are aware of Thomas' arrest but declined to comment further.

Thomas has since been released from custody after posting bail and trial dates have yet to be announced. Possession of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor crime in Kansas and a first time offense can lead to fines of up to $1,000 and up to six months in prison.

Thomas' arrest comes after a big week for for NFL-marijuana crossover news. Last week, two big name former players—Tiki Barber and Joe Montana—announced they would be getting into the legal pot business.


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