Ex-Chief Sheds Light on Kansas City's Cheap Spending

The former Chiefs linebacker is the latest in line to disclose disturbing stories about the Chiefs' lack of spending.

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The Kansas City Chiefs may be the most successful NFL franchise on the field, but they have their own challenges they have to deal with off the field. In fact, the tensions between players and the ownership went to new heights recently following the NFL Players Association grades painted a dark picture of the facilities and ownership.

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt received an abysmal F- grade from his own players. The main reason behind it was financial. The lack of spending and investment in facilities and failure to keep promises have bothered the players for a second straight year now.

The latest Athletic story by Nate Taylor and Kalyn Kahler (subscription required) goes in-depth about the disturbing trend in the Chiefs organization.

Former Chief Willie Gay Reveals Disturbing Chiefs Spending Trends

The latest player to come out against the ownership's lack of investment was former Chief Willie Gay. The now Saints linebacker disclosed how tight money was in Kansas City during his four seasons there.

"Money was spent very tightly around there. When we did get something, whether it was a chair or T-shirt, it was like, ‘Man, we got new chairs!’ That was a big upgrade. We enjoyed the small things that we got."

Willie Gay on Chiefs spending

Owner Clark Hunt can deny these allegations and point to minor investments he made here and there all he wants. The truth of the matter is, that these players have delivered time and time again, and the ownership failed to give them what they deserve. The greatest football players in the world shouldn't be begging for chairs with backs, air conditioning, or couches in the locker rooms.

Despite all of this, the Chiefs begin the new NFL season as one of the title favorites. At +650 on FanDuel Sportsbook, Kansas City has the second-best odds to win the Super Bowl LIX. Head over to FanDuel now and claim your $200 in bonus bets after your first winning wager.

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