Former Chiefs RB Darrin Reaves arrested

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Darrin Reaves
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Darrin Reaves /

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrin Reaves was arrested on Sunday for unlawful restraint and trespassing.

The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Darrin Reaves earlier this offseason after the 24-year-old had spent the last two seasons with the team on their practice squad. Reeves had flashed solid ability and looked like he might earn a chance with the franchise for the first time after the Chiefs released veteran Jamaal Charles. Instead, Reeves is going to have a hard time finding any work after word of his recent arrest makes the rounds.

Reeves was arrested in Aledo, Illinois (in the western part of the state, near Iowa) on Sunday after being involved in a domestic dispute of some kind with two women. Both women filed protective orders against Reaves, and the running back will now face two Class 4 felony counts of unlawful restraint and a misdemeanor charge for trespassing, per local radio station WRMJ.

Reaves was set free on bond which had been set at $10,000 and is due back in court in July.

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Reaves entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2014 and spent the ensuing two years in Kansas City. Reaves was cut in May after the Chiefs reached an injury settlement with the back. Now he’ll face a much steeper curve making another NFL roster with this hanging over his head, and his best hope will be that the charges will be dropped or eased in some way before his next court date which would still give him a few weeks to find a home before training camp.

Reaves ran for 27 touchdowns in his three-year college career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.