Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Roy Miller arrested for domestic battery


Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Roy Miller has reportedly been arrested in Jacksonville this weekend for domestic battery.

The bye week has not gone as planned for everyone on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, as defensive tackle Roy Miller has been arrested and charged with domestic battery back in the town he played in for the majority of his NFL career: Jacksonville, Florida.

Per the news story from NBC affiliate WTLV, Miller was charged and will appear before a judge on Saturday, so more details will be forthcoming. No one from the Chiefs or the NFL has issued any sort of a statement, since it’s simply too early to tell what the ramifications will be, but this is the sort of incident that certainly puts his ability to play in jeopardy, including whether or not Miller will be with the team going forward.

If the Chiefs decide to part ways with Miller, they will be losing a seldom-used run defender who came in as a veteran and former team leader with the Jaguars. The Chiefs have rotated Miller in more in recent weeks, but even then he only has 6 total tackles in 7 games with the Chiefs.

If Miller is released, the team is likely to lean on Jarvis Jenkins a bit more while also taking a look at veteran possibilities from the open market. Daniel Ross is the only defensive lineman on the practice squad, but he’s a very raw product at this point.