Wesley and Siavii Arrested in Minneapolis

It wasn't bad enough that the Minnesota Vikings sliced and diced the Chiefs' first-team defense on Saturday night. To make things worse, safety Greg Wesley and defensive tackle Junior Siavii were arrested on disorderly conduct charges after a disturbance at a Minneapolis hotel Sunday morning.

Wesley was charged with one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct while Siavii was charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of fifth-degree assault. Siavii allegedly threw objects and yelled obscenities at a hotel security guard. Siavii was also described as being intoxicated.

Police reports say that while Siavii was being handcuffed, Wesley blocked the exit and then charged the police officers. Wesley was sprayed with mace to calm him down and placed under arrest. Police officers were forced to put a spit hood over Siavii's head after he allegedly spit in the direction of the officers and refused to get into the police car.

Siavii and Wesley were taken to Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis, where they each posted $50 bail and were released Sunday morning. Siavii must appear in court this Wednesday while Wesley faces his court hearing on Friday.

Wesley returned to Chiefs' practice Sunday afternoon. Siavii was present but held out of practice because of a sore knee. Both players declined to comment on the incident.

The maximum penalty for disorderly conduct is a year in jail and a $3,000 fine. The maximum penalty for fifth-degree assault is 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Wesley is competing for the starting free safety job while Siavii is battling for playing time at defensive tackle. Coach Dick Vermeil had little to say about the arrests, telling reporters that he needed to find out more before he commented on the situation.

Wesley and Siavii were not alone at the Hotel, Chiefs linebacker Gary Stills was nearby and talked briefly with reporters after Monday mornings practice. "It was a mistake and it was a bad decision," Still said referring to his teammates.

It's doubtful either will see any jail time because the cases will likely get deferred by Hennipen County prosecutors but each will pay a fine. However that might not get the players off the hook with the NFL. Both Wesley and Siavii could face game suspensions and fines from the NFL regardless of the outcome of the case in the Minnesota courts.

Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated throughout the week as we will have more on Siavii and Wesley's court hearings as soon as information becomes available.

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