Chiefs' Isaiah Buggs Arrested on Charges of Domestic Violence and Burglary Weeks After Animal Cruelty Charges

Buggs' agent issued a statement following the charges of animal cruelty, alleging that his client is being pressured by the city to close his hookah lounge

<p> Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty </p> Isaiah Buggs of the Kansas City Chiefs

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Isaiah Buggs of the Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs was arrested on a charge of domestic violence and burglary, just weeks after he was charged with a misdemeanor for animal cruelty, according to multiple reports.

According to ESPN, Buggs was booked into Tuscaloosa County Jail in Alabama on Sunday, June 16. He was released the same day after posting a $5,000 bond, the outlet reported.

The Athletic reported that police officers responded to an emergency call in the 1600 block of Mimosa Park Road at 5:28 a.m. Additional details about the charges were not made available.

According to the Associated Press, the Kansas City Chiefs said they were aware of Buggs' arrest but declined to comment on the situation. PEOPLE has reached out to the Chiefs for additional information.

The incident comes less than one month after a warrant was obtained for Buggs, 27, on charges of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Two misdemeanor warrants were obtained for Buggs on May 29 after two severely malnourished dogs were found in an Alabama home the athlete was renting, according to civil records obtained by Tuscaloosa Patch and 247Sports at the time.

Related: Chiefs' Isaiah Buggs Accused of Second-Degree Animal Cruelty After Malnourished Dogs Allegedly Found at His Home

Buggs turned himself in to the Tuscaloosa County authorities on May 30 and was later released on a $600 bond, according to

<p>Nic Antaya/Getty</p> Isaiah Buggs, formerly of the Detriot Lions

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Isaiah Buggs, formerly of the Detriot Lions

Buggs' agent, Trey Robinson, issued a statement denying any wrongdoing to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Robinson said his client "vehemently denies" the allegations of animal cruelty and said the dogs didn't belong to him.

"Under no circumstance does Mr. Buggs condone the mistreatment of any animal," Robinson said in the statement. "The dogs at issue did not belong to him and he was unaware they remained at the property in question."

The statement to Pelissero went on to claim that the allegations were "part of a concerted effort by the City of Tuscaloosa and its Police Department to besmirch Mr. Buggs' name and reputation," and that an "ongoing subversive campaign" against Buggs is attempting to force the closure of his hookah lounge in Alabama.

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Robinson alleged that Buggs was arrested at King's Hookah Lounge for misdemeanor charges on two separate occasions, but that "no public record was made of these arrests."

"Rather, the City used the threat of pushing and publicizing both the allegations filed today and these arrests as leverage against Mr. Buggs by offering to drop and not pursue them in exchange for his voluntary surrender of his business license," Robinson said in the statement.

Buggs apparently "declined the City's offer" because of "serious concerns" about the city and police department's "motivation for deciding to target his business."

Robinson and Buggs have not yet commented on Sunday's arrest.

The Chiefs concluded their minicamp last week and will return for mandatory training camp on July 23.

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