Gruden hopes Breeland can learn from 'terrible mistake'

Gruden hopes Breeland can learn from 'terrible mistake'
August 14, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Three days after Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland was cited in Richmond for possession of marijuana, the team was weighing how to discipline the rookie.

Breeland was on the field for practice Thursday at Redskins Park.

“We’ve talked about it,” Coach Jay Gruden said. “How we’re going to discipline him is what we’ll do in house. [Breeland] understands the severity of what he did, and he’s going to have to face the consequences with the citation that he got and move forward.”

Breeland, a fourth round pick in May, was cited for simple possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, on VCU’s campus on Monday night. The Redskins broke camp in Richmond on Tuesday morning.  

“I just wanted to say that I talked to Coach [Jay] Gruden, talked Mr. Bruce [Allen],” Breeland said as he walked off the field in Ashburn. “The conversation that we had, we would like to keep it private. I will deal with the consequences like everyone else who [has] gotten a citation.”

Gruden acknowledged the conversation but did not share any details.  

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“I addressed it with him,” Gruden said. “We’ll keep the conversation between us. But he’s well aware of what he has to do to get it fixed. We just have to move forward. And hopefully he learns from a terrible mistake.”

The coach added: “It’s disappointing. He’s a young kid. He’s had a great camp. This is a little hiccup, a bump in the road for him that he has a to learn from that a lot of kids go through at his age. He’ll learn from it.”

It’s unclear if Breeland will face any discipline from the NFL in addition to whatever gets handed down from the Redskins.

Breeland has enjoyed a strong offseason and appears to be on track to push for significant playing time as a reserve corner.