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Ex-Steelers DT Arrested Again, Charged with Domestic Violence

Former Pittsburgh Steelers DT Isaiah Buggs has been arrested for the second time in two weeks, this time for domestic violence burglary.



Pittsburgh Steelers DT Isaiah Buggs
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs during OTAs on May 10, 2019. -- Alan Saunders / Steelers Now

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs has been arrested and charged with domestic violence burglary, according to court records in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Domestic violence burglary is described as when someone commits the crime of burglary and the victim is a current or former spouse, parent, child or other household relationship. Buggs was arrested on Sunday and has secured a $5,000 bond, according to court records.

Buggs has been charged with domestic violence burglary in the second degree, a Class B felony. In addition to potential fines and jail time, he could also face an NFL suspension after being charged with domestic violence.

The charges come just two weeks after Buggs was accused of animal cruelty in Tuscaloosa County. He faces two misdemeanors in that incident.

Pittsburgh Steelers DT Isaiah Buggs

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs during a game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sept. 19, 2021. — Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Buggs was the sixth-round draft pick of the Steelers win the 2019 NFL Draft and he spent three seasons with the team before being released on Jan. 8, 2022.

Buggs joined the Las Vegas Raiders practice squad and then spent two seasons with the Detroit Lions before he was unexpectedly released on Jan. 2. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad and earned a Super Bowl ring when Kansas City won Super Bowl LVIII this February. Buggs re-signed with the Chiefs for 2024.

Over five seasons, Buggs has played in 56 NFL games and recorded 89 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks, 12 quarterback hits, four passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

A Ruston, Louisiana native, he first attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College before transferring to Alabama, where he played for current Steelers defensive line coach Karl Dunbar.