Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Bashaud Breeland was arrested in South Carolina on Tuesday on two alcohol-related driving charges, driving without a license, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Breeland was also charged with resisting arrest, the Post and Courier reported.
According to a police report from the sheriff's office in York County, S.C., obtained by The State, police officers said they drew a taser and later a gun on Breeland at a gas station just south of the North Carolina border.
The officers reported they had approached Breeland and two others who they suspected of smoking marijuana, and witnessed one toss a joint into Breeland's car.
They claimed Breeland resisted arrest and attempted to flee in his car after they informed him he would be detained. That's when the weapons were drawn, cops said.
Breeland, a starter for the Chiefs last season who tallied an interception in the Super Bowl, took to Twitter early on Wednesday to address the situation, and appeared to suggest he was mistakenly arrested by police officers while they were involved in an unrelated pursuit.
"Lot of people wanna speculate on my situation and don't know the facts I really was at a gas pump got approach by two guys police pulled up they throw something my car as police pulled up which the cop saw and I was the one detained wit charges that really shouldn't be charged," Breeland said.
"I'm not fighting to clear a name I don't care wat people think I know the truth innocent until proven guilty."
The tweets were later deleted.
The Chiefs said they were aware of the situation but had no comment, ESPN reported.
Breeland, 29, is a native of Allendale, S.C., and played collegiality at Clemson. The former Packer and Redskin re-signed with the Chiefs on a one-year deal this offseason after winning the Super Bowl in his first year in Kansas City. Breeland owns 12 career picks and three touchdowns, including two pick-sixes.