ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland said he's ready to face whatever consequences arise from his citation for possession of marijuana, but it's uncertain what sort of punishment he'll face from the team.
Breeland was cited for possession of marijuana after being stopped at a gas station Monday night on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, according to a police statement.
"I just want to say I talked to coach [Jay] Gruden and Mr. Bruce [Allen]," Breeland said. "The conversation we had, we'd like to keep it private. I'll just take and deal with the consequences like everyone else who has gotten a citation."
Breeland, who did not answer any questions, becomes the first off-field issue that first-year coach Gruden will have to deal with. The incident occurred hours after Gruden had praised his team for its conduct during camp.
"We're going to talk about it ... how we discipline him," Gruden said. "What we'll do is in-house. We have it taken care of. Bashaud understands the severity of what he did. He'll have to face the consequences."
There's a chance Breeland could face discipline from the league as well.
Breeland practiced Thursday as the Redskins returned after an off day.
"It's disappointing," Gruden said of the incident. "He's a young kid. He's had a great camp. A little hiccup, bump in the road for him that he has to learn from that a lot of kids go through at this age. He'll learn from it and we'll all move forward hopefully."
Redskins corner DeAngelo Hall said Breeland told them what happened shortly after the incident. The veteran corner called it an "unfortunate situation."
"No matter how many times you tell a guy the right way to do things, at some point they feel they know it all anyways," Hall said. "So they're going to try it their way until it doesn't work. He was able for it not to work early in his career to where he can rebound from it and learn from it. It could have been a whole hell of a lot worse than it ended up being."