Kansas City Chiefs receiver Justyn Ross pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges during a Tuesday afternoon first appearance in Johnson County District Court.
The bond was set at $2,500, and stipulations included no contact with the alleged victim, no alcohol or drug usage and no firearms.
Ross emerged from the Johnson County jail roughly an hour later at 4:10 p.m. When asked by The Star about the charges against him, Ross said he had no comment.
Earlier in the day, Ross was charged with one count of domestic battery with no priors and one count of criminal damage to property totaling less than $1,000 after an incident at a Shawnee apartment, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office.
Both charges are misdemeanors. Ross’ next court date is Dec. 4.
Ross appeared via Zoom during a 2:30 p.m. appearance Tuesday while still in jail. He was represented in person by attorney Ryan Ginie.
The alleged victim, who The Star is not naming, appeared before the judge in person and described her relationship with Ross as his “ex-girlfriend.” Judge John McEntee granted the victim two hours Tuesday to remove her remaining items from Ross’ residence, with the two sides agreeing that Ross’ grandmother would meet the alleged victim at the apartment.
The alleged victim and Ross’ grandmother — a witness who also gave an earlier statement to police — were told not to discuss the case.
McEntee stated Ross could re-enter his home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The alleged victim, Ross’ grandmother and Ginie declined comment outside the courtroom. The Chiefs also had no comment Tuesday.
On radio traffic captured on Broadcastify.com, a police dispatcher stated Monday that the alleged victim told police that Ross was “dragging her through the house and has torn up the house.”
The alleged victim suffered minor injuries, according to a Shawnee Police Department offense report. No specific injuries were included.
The property damage is to a laptop, iPhone, computer monitor, gold bracelet and car key, the offense report stated. No weapons were involved in the incident, per the offense report. The dispatcher said that the alleged victim stated that Ross had a gun in the house, but that it was not with him at the time.
No drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident, the offense report stated.
The dispatcher said the alleged victim was calling from a neighbor’s home because Ross broke her phone. The dispatcher added that there was no previous history at that residence.
A second-year receiver out of Clemson, Ross has three catches for 34 yards in seven games played for the Chiefs this season.