According to the NFL Network, Breeland was facing a four-game suspension from the league for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Breeland is appealing his suspension.
The new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association says that there will be reduced penalties for substance-abuse violations, which could work in Breeland's favor.
He was charged on five counts on Tuesday, including resisting arrest; the transport of alcohol with a broken seal in a motor vehicle; open container of beer or wine in a motor vehicle; possession of 28 grams or less of marijuana or 10 grams of hash; and driving without a license.
Breeland signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs last March and was productive for the Super Bowl champions. He had 48 tackles, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, eight passes defended, and a defensive touchdown over the course of the regular season. In the Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Breeland had a team-high seven tackles and one interception.
Kansas City re-signed him to another one-year deal, but since it is a low-risk contract, the team could part ways with Breeland and his off-the-field issues.