Posted November 13, 2013

Dwayne Bowe arrested for speeding, marijuana possession, will play Sunday

AFC West, Kansas City Chiefs
Dwayne Bowe has caught just two touchdown passes for the undefeated Chiefs.

Dwayne Bowe has caught just two touchdown passes for the undefeated Chiefs. (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

UPDATE (10:55 a.m. ET): A team source told ESPN’s Ed Werder on Wednesday that Bowe will play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday despite his arrest. Per the terms of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, teams may not suspend players for violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy; the NFL may do so once the case is adjudicated.

Bowe’s lawyer, Kevin E.J. Regan, maintains that his client is “100 percent innocent.”

“My investigation reveals that Dwayne Bowe is unequivocally, 100 percent innocent in this matter,” Regan said in a statement released to the Kansas City Star. “We look forward to clearing his good name at our earliest opportunity.”


Riverside, Mo., police confirmed to Kansas City television station Fox 4 that Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested on Sunday for speeding and possession of a controlled substance.

According to the news report sent out by the police, Bowe was stopped for driving 48 mph in a 35-mph zone. While questioning Bowe, the officer detected a strong marijuana odor coming from Bowe’s car. A K-9 search of the car turned up two containers in a black bag that had 6.6 grams and 3.8 grams of what was believed to be marijuana. A black backpack with 4.2 grams of what was believed to be marijuana was also found.

Bowe’s passenger, George A. Thompson, told police that the backpack was his. A search of Thompson’s person revealed two marijuana cigarettes. Bowe and Thompson were taken to the Riverside Police Department. Bowe was charged with speeding and possession of a controlled substance, and Thompson for possession of a controlled substance. The third passenger in the car, who was unidentified, posted bond for both men — $750 for Bowe, and $500 for Thompson. Both men now have a court date of Dec. 18 — three days after the Chiefs face the Oakland Raiders on the road.

The Chiefs issued a statement Tuesday saying they were aware of Bowe’s arrest and that they have no further comment at the moment. The team is coming off its bye week and faces the Broncos in Denver on Sunday.

Bowe, Kansas City’s first-round draft pick in 2007 out of LSU, signed a five-year, $56-million contract with $26 million guaranteed in March 2013. The contract contains a $15 million signing bonus and the guarantee of Bowe’s 2013 and ’14 base salaries. He served a four-game suspension in 2009 for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Bowe’s agent, Todd France, said in an e-mail to the Associated Press at the time that Bowe had taken a diuretic intended for weight loss.

In the 2013 season that has seen the Chiefs go undefeated from last year’s 2-14 record, Bowe has been a relative non-factor. He has 33 receptions on 58 targets for 369 yards and two touchdowns this season. He hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 4 against the New York Giants. Still, he seems happy about his team’s winning ways.

“God is good,” Bowe said after the Chiefs’ 23-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 3. “He’s blessed us to go out there and play this game healthy, and we’re just riding the horse right now. What we’ve been through and what we’re not trying to go back to … guys are just playing like a family and that’s the reason why we’re winning.”

51 comments
ImmortalIllumined
ImmortalIllumined

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING


time for the NFL to have their business licenses revoked in half the country....it's legal in 2 states they do business and medically legal in half the country....time for a policy change

20 years behind us Kansas and the NFL...scary and sad

AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33

George
George

"Absolutely positively 100% not guilty!"


:D


Dirty_Bob
Dirty_Bob

I never understand why people break the speed limit while doing something illegal.  I don't feel bad for people that do everything to get themselves caught.

teds61
teds61

Regan says his client is 100% innocent. Right til the moment he pleads guilty, gets a slap on the wrist, and walks out of court laughing. Another college grad, must make his folks proud.

deliveryman44
deliveryman44

Bowe would only be guilty of speeding in Colorado

mugect
mugect

All these guys will be sparking up when some doctor says it will help with their CTE!

nix
nix

This is pot we are talking about here people. Now, I'm a white dude who grew up in a neighborhood 75 miles away from the nearest black guy, but I can't help but think that the reason that some of you are calling for him to be drawn and quartered is because of color. This is pot. Who cares? The fact that the war on drugs is a thing is what terrifies me, not some black football player who tokes out on a blunt.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Arrested does not equal convicted. Let the man play. Especially in Colorado.

ImmortalIllumined
ImmortalIllumined

 the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING

time for the NFL to have their business licenses revoked in half the country....it's legal in 2 states they do business n and medically legal in half the country....time for  a policy change

i've blown a huge bong load in a CHP's face and he let me go, move to cali!!!!

AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33

sam93505
sam93505

You know, I hate to be "that guy" but I'm going to be "that guy"... since he is not contributing to the team much, since this is his second infraction of league rules (regardless if you are pro or anti 420 laws, the NFL has laws he agreed to abide by when he signed those contracts), he is more of a liability than an asset to the team. They need to cut ties with him to keep him from causing the team to loose focus as they tend to do when scandals like this erupt.

Jessica2
Jessica2

Just your typical everyday ignorant ghetto thugs!

Jeffery Lebowski
Jeffery Lebowski

Weed in car, don't speed. How much more f@#$n simple can it get? Fing idiot. 

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

So Bowe could get in trouble for driving with weed....JUST LET YOUR FALL GUY DRIVE ID10T

BarrySoetoro
BarrySoetoro

He's just trying to curb his "Peyton Jitters". He know whut bees comin'.

RedDan
RedDan

NIH research has indicated that cannabinoids and cannabinols may prevent or reverse the effects of CTE.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1253627/


Perhaps the NFL and the NFLPA (and NCAA) need to rethink what's considered "bad for you"...


Wouldn't it be funny if pot saved football....

MickHayes
MickHayes

Don't these guys know that pot stays in your blood for a month?   Ask Von Miller.

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

Colorado just taxed weed with revenues going toward roads and schools an estimated 1B in the next 2 years.  1 BILLION dollars. 

Too bad so many other states would rather incriminate people,  rather than help itself  

Leave it to the stoners to make sense of things. ....This is America 2013

EaglesPdx
EaglesPdx

If he was playing for Broncos or Seahawks, it's legal.

Listening
Listening

What a wide receiver was arrested for weed????  It does not matter.  He KNOWS it will be a slap on the wrist.  Big deal.  Puffing the herb puffing the herb........  He can look at the judge and say "How you gonna charge me wiff this.  I catch footballs in the NFL for a living".

Sam Hurd says at LEAST HALF of the players in the NFL smoke weed or have in the past.  

RS1022
RS1022

I have no problem with pot, but the fact remains it is against the NFL drug policy. Breaking these rules not only affects a players ability to play and earn a living, but hurts his teammates as well....

ReaganJones
ReaganJones

@Jessica2 LOL, look at most of her posts, she is just a hater!  Bagging on the Chiefs, bagging on the Braves.... get a life girl!

Will10
Will10

@Jessica2 wow so just because someone tokes up they're ignorant?

nyhoukcdal
nyhoukcdal

@Jeffery Lebowski Very true.  That said, Riverside has a nice speed trap zone.  Of course, knowing that, he should have slowed the f--k down.

pastord24
pastord24

@sillyusername don't be stupid! If you are driving 48 in a 35, you should be pulled over. If there is a strong marijuana odor coming from the car, it is going to be searched. Stop playing the race card here. Nothing was done improperly! I am sick of the race card being played if something happens to any minority, especially if you are black. That carries no special privilege nor any particular burden today. Bowe is an idiot, plain and simple! Not only for even thinking about using the stuff, but driving as well?? So selfish it is not even funny. If you are impaired, you not only risk your life and anyone in the car with you, but anyone else on the road that has the unfortunate fate of driving anywhere near you.


MandikaTheWarrior
MandikaTheWarrior

@MickHayes If you are not in the substance abuse program, you are not tested for illegal drugs during the season.  I think you are tested once in training camp for illegal drugs then the rest of the random test are done for performance enhancing drugs. This is also the practice for the NBA. Von Miller is randomly tested for illegal drugs because he failed illegal drug test at the combine when he was a rookie. 

Whatever
Whatever

@MickHayes They also know that the NFL has fairly regular schedules for marijuana testing.

Boogieman1281
Boogieman1281

@espnrefugee0218 I agree with the idea of taxing it, but it doesn't change the fact that it is against the law where Charles was.  No excuse.

Whatever
Whatever

@espnrefugee0218 Yeah, right, it's all going to schools. I'll believe that when I see it. Politicians will raid that money faster than Peyton Manning can downplay an injury.

Whatever
Whatever

@EaglesPdx It may be legal in the state, but it's not legal as far as the CBA is concerned.

RedDan
RedDan

@Listening Given the research (linked in my post above), if I played football at ANY level, I would smoke pot, too.

ReaganJones
ReaganJones

@pastord24 @sillyusername wow, you have clearly never smoked weed, it does not impair your driving except for making you far more aware of your surroundings and driving at a much more cautious speed.  Do some research before you run your mouth!

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

@Whatever @espnrefugee0218 schools and roads...its written in the tax law.  Whether or not a politician wants to embezzle it is beyond my control..but the good intent is there from the citizens side of things

AdamCsor
AdamCsor

What drugs are legal in Scandinavia that are illegal in the US? (Spoiler: Cannabis is not legal in either Denmark, Norway or Sweden. And if you want to expand this to the Nordics, it's not legal in Finland either.)