Kansas City Chiefs’ Justyn Ross Faces Commissioner Exempt List Placement by NFL

In a recent development, the National Football League (NFL) has placed Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, Justyn Ross, on the Commissioner Exempt list, temporarily sidelining him from participating in the team’s practices and matches.

The decision comes on the heels of Ross facing charges of misdemeanor domestic battery and criminal property damage. The alleged property damage, amounting to under $1,000, encompasses an array of items, including a car key, gold bracelet, computer monitor, laptop, and iPhone.

At 23, Ross has been strictly directed to maintain distance from the alleged victim and any associated witnesses, pending further investigations.

The legal proceedings continue, with Ross scheduled to appear in court on December 4. As per the NFL Player Personnel Policy Manual, the Commissioner Exempt list is reserved for extraordinary cases. This unique status allows players to be temporarily excluded from the Active List. The privilege to designate a player to this list rests solely with the NFL Commissioner, ensuring that no such inclusion is routine or arbitrary. Moreover, the Commissioner retains the discretion to decide the duration a player spends on the Exempt List.

In his current season with Kansas City, Ross has recorded three receptions amassing a total of 34 yards across seven games. This is his inaugural year representing the Chiefs. Previously, he entered into a three-year agreement worth $2.56 million with the team as an undrafted recruit from Clemson. However, Ross couldn’t make an on-field appearance during his rookie year, owing to a foot surgery he underwent in the preceding July.

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