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EXCLUSIVE:Uncertainty surrounds Rashee Rice’s attendance as Chiefs kick off offseason program

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EXCLUSIVE:Uncertainty surrounds Rashee Rice's attendance as Chiefs kick off offseason program

some serious legal trouble after being charged with eight felony counts following a street-racing incident in Dallas. The Chiefs are set to kick off their offseason program on Monday, but it’s uncertain whether Rice will be in attendance.

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice.

 

 

The decision ultimately lies with the NFL and the Chiefs, as they have the power to prevent Rice from participating. The league could opt to place him on paid leave or even suspend him without pay. On the other hand, the Chiefs could simply ask him not to show up, and he may agree to stay away,This situation is not entirely unprecedented for the Chiefs. In the past, they made a similar decision when former receiver Tyreek Hill voluntarily stayed away from offseason workouts while an investigation was ongoing regarding his son’s broken arm. Despite no one being prosecuted for the incident, the Chiefs and Hill thought it was best for him to stay away during the process.

In light of these circumstances, it would be in Rice’s best interest to stay away from this year’s offseason workouts. Moreover, it is essential for the league to take a firm stance on players who engage in reckless behavior that endangers others, as was the case with Rice.

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