Chiefs' DE Isaiah Buggs turns himself in following discovery of 'severely malnourished' dogs: report

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Isaiah Buggs turned himself to the police

The Kansas City Chiefs are having a tough time with their players and off-field problems. With Rashee Rice having multiple problems with the law during the offseason, now it's time for Isaiah Buggs to face charges, this time after cops found "severely malnourished" dogs on a property in Alabama, according to the Daily Mail.

Buggs had to pose a $600 bond after being booked at Tuscaloosa County Jail on Thursday on two misdemeanor charges of second-degree animal cruelty. Buggs was a sixth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2019 NFL Draft, while also playing for the Las Vegas Raiders and the Detroit Lions in different moments of his career.

The accusation says that the defensive end left two dogs on the back porch of his house near the University of Alabama without access to food or water. There was also a black rottweiler locked into direct sunlight and, again, without access to food or water.

All the dogs were found in severe conditions and were seized by local authorities, one of them extremely underweight. The house was being rented to Buggs but he failed to pay rent and his lease was ended.

Which other Chiefs players faced charges during the offseason?

Apart from Buggs, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice is also embroiled in legal trouble following a car accident while he was speeding a Lamborghini with a friend two weeks before the 2024 NFL Draft. Rice caused a huge accident that involved at least six cars, and the Dallas police issued an arrest warrant for him on eight counts.

The wide receiver turned himself in to Dallas police five days later, posted bond and was released as they started a broader investigation of the case. He's now waiting for the remainder of his legal process at home.

The NFL has not made any official statement about the Rice case, but it's probable that the Chiefs wide receiver will get a six-game suspension stemming from his violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.

It's important to say that the wide receiver has acknowledged he made a bad mistake and hasn't shied away from the fact that what he did was wrong, but it only goes to show that, since winning the Super Bowl, controversy and problems have become constant in Kansas City.

Patrick Mahomes' team needs to get its things sorted out before the new season starts or they might cause some unnecessary distractions to its three-peat aspirations.

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