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LB chiefs Willie Gay have diversion hearing scheduled for June in criminal damages case

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ks. (KCTV) – Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay has had his final court appearance pushed back and is scheduled to appear for a diversion hearing in Johnson County in June.

Gay was originally scheduled to appear in a Johnson County courtroom this week in his tort damages case. That hearing will now form part of a diversion case set for June 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Olathe.

The 23-year-old starter, a key part of the Chiefs’ defense who made it to the AFC title game last season, was stopped Jan. 19 midway through the team’s playoff run. Charging documents and authorities say he threw a vacuum cleaner at a wall during a confrontation with his child’s mother over an argument over the child at an apartment complex in Overland Park .

The case was categorized as a domestic violence misdemeanor with the district attorney’s office, but Gay was never charged with domestic violence or domestic assault, but was charged with a misdemeanor under $1,000. He was taken to the Johnson County Detention Center and released the next day. He was not suspended by the Chiefs or the NFL and played in the AFC Divisional Round victory over the weekend against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

Gay was not found guilty of a crime and he pleaded not guilty the same day he was released.

A diversion hearing has been set for March 2. It was postponed to April, then postponed this week to June.