Sep 15, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) is brought down by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay (50) during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs LB Willie Gay Jr. suspended four games for conduct violation

The NFL suspended Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr. four games for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.

Gay was arrested in January for misdemeanor property damage after he broke a vacuum cleaner during an argument with the mother of his child. There were no reports of anyone being harmed in the incident.

Gay reached a plea agreement to avoid trial, which involved him entering a diversion program.

A second-round draft pick in 2020 out of Mississippi State, Gay began the season with 16 tackles and two pass breakups in the Chiefs’ first two games. In 30 career games (21 starts), Gay has 103 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two interceptions for Kansas City.

He will miss the Chiefs’ upcoming games against the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Las Vegas Raiders and Buffalo Bills and will be eligible to return for the team’s Week 7 road game against the San Francisco 49ers.

–Field Level Media

Oct 11, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr. (50) in the first half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium The Raiders defeated the Chiefs 40-22. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs LB Willie Gay Jr. (knee) to miss Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs rookie linebacker Willie Gay Jr. will not play in Super Bowl LV after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus, NFL Network reported on Friday.

Gay, 22, sustained the injury during Thursday’s practice. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021 season, per the report.

Gay recorded 39 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in 16 games since being selected by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

He did not participate in either of Kansas City’s postseason games due to a sprained ankle sustained in the season finale versus the Los Angeles Chargers on Jan. 3.

–Field Level Media