The Kansas City Chiefs have had an unusually high number of stories related to players' off-the-field issues this offseason. Rashee Rice and Harrison Butker have taken the center stage, though Isaiah Buggs has added a few stories of his own. The veteran defensive lineman is in trouble with the law again.

According to Ryan Phillips of Tuscaloosa Patch, Isaiah Buggs was arrested and booked earlier today on second-degree domestic violence with a burglary designation.

This is the second off-the-field issue for Buggs this offseason. Earlier this summer, Buggs turned himself in following two misdemeanor criminal charges related to animal cruelty. He allegedly left two dogs alone with no access to food or water for several days. One dogs was trapped in a screened-in back porch, while the other was locked in a metal cage in direct sunlight.

Buggs' agent, Trey Robinson, later issued a statement denying the animal cruelty allegations. The statement also claimed that “Buggs was arrested at his business on misdemeanor charges on two separate occasions in the past two months, but each time no public record was made of these arrests,” per Tom Pelissero. Robinson postulates that Buggs has been the subject of police harassment over his refusal to close his Tuscaloosa hookah joint.

At this point, it would be surprising if the Chiefs do not move on from Buggs. He is a fourth-string defensive tackle on the Chiefs and would not be a lock to make their 53-man roster regardless of his legal situation.

Recapping the off-the-field issues from Chiefs player this offseason

Buggs is not the only Chiefs player to get himself into trouble this offseason.

Earlier this summer, Rashee Rice had multiple run ins with Dallas police. Rice turned himself in on April 10th after being charged with eight felonies, including aggravated assault, after a high-speed hit-and-run car crash on March 30th. Rice also allegedly assaulted a photographer outside of a Dallas nightclub in early May. However, the charged was ultimately dropped due to a “misunderstanding.”

Rice is expected to face a lengthy suspension from the NFL, though nothing has been officially announced yet. Multiple reports have suggested the Chiefs are expecting the suspension to last up to half of the 2024 NFL season.

Harrison Butker also found himself surrounded by controversy this offseason. Butker gave a commencement speech at Benedictine College earlier this summer. The speech included controversial comments about women, LGBTQ+ Pride month, diversity, and equity and inclusion.

Many found the speech controversial, and it resulted in several headlines in part because it fell during a quiet time of the NFL calendar.

The situation was so widely discussed that it drew comments from several key figures around the NFL and Kansas City Chiefs. Tavia Hunt, the wife of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, issued a statement in response. There were also statements from Roger Goodell, Patrick Mahomes, and Andy Reid.

The NFL released the following statement from Jonathan Beane, NFL senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer: “Harrison Butker gave a speech in his personal capacity…His views are not those of the NFL as an organization. The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”