John Dorsey preaches patience on Demetrius Harris’ arrest

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 25: Tight end Demetrius Harris
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 25: Tight end Demetrius Harris /

Demetrius Harris was arrested weeks ago for suspicion of marijuana possession, but no formal charges have been filed. The Chiefs are being patient until they know more.

The Demetrius Harris experiment might not be over after all. John Dorsey, the Kansas City Chiefs general manager, is preaching patience in light of a lack of formal charges against the team’s back-up tight end, which means fans shouldn’t expect any sort of pre-emptive action on their part.

Harris was arrested in Bates County, Missouri, just south of Kansas City, three weeks ago for “felony possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.” Dorsey, speaking from the annual league meetings in Phoenix, wasn’t in a rush to judgment or action.

"“I’d say let’s find out all the facts before we … cast him one way or another,” Dorsey said. “I think what we have to do is, let’s come up with all the facts before you make a decision or talk about that.”"

In his third year with the Chiefs, Harris caught 17 passes for 123 yards and 1 touchdown. Playing behind Travis Kelce, the Chiefs also have Ross Travis and James O’Shaughnessy on the roster as back-up tight end options.