This is just the kind of thing the Kansas City Chiefs didn’t want to happen during their week off before the biggest game of the season. WR Dwayne Bowe was arrested for possession of marijuana Sunday after he was pulled over for speeding.
Here is the official police statement, per Fox 4.
Shortly before midnight on November 10th a Riverside Police Officer was parked on West Platte Road and NW Business Park using radar to check for speed violations when a black, 2011 Audi A8 registered a speed of 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. The police officer, in a marked police car, subsequently stopped the car on West Platte Road at Riverside Street.
While questioning the driver the Officer detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle. The officer then requested the driver and two passengers to get out of the vehicle. Once out of the vehicle the Officer explained to the driver, who owned the vehicle, that he was a K-9 Officer and that the dog would alert to an illegal substance. Subsequently, inside of a black bag the officer discovered the wallet of the driver and vehicle owner, Dwayne L. Bowe, and two containers that had 6.6 grams and 3.8 grams respectively of what is believed to be marijuana in them. Bowe was then placed under arrest for the possession of a controlled substance. The K-9 alerted to a black backpack and inside of that was found a container that had 4.2 grams of what is believed to be marijuana in it.
One of the passengers, George A. Thompson, said the backpack belonged to him. Subsequent to his arrest for possession of a controlled substance, Thompson was searched and on his person two hand rolled cigarettes, containing what is believed to be 2.2 grams of marijuana were also found.
Bowe and Thompson were both transported to the Riverside Police Department for booking on the following municipal charges: Bowe for speeding and possession of a controlled substance with a bond of $750; Thompson for the possession of a controlled substance with a bond of $500. The third passenger in the car, who was not charged, posted bond for both men and they were released with a court date of December 18, 2013.
This shouldn’t become a discussion on anyone’s feelings about the legalization of pot or how it is or isn’t a big deal. Or how he wasn’t exactly burning up the road at 48 mph.
Instead once again the focus needs to be on how Bowe has put his team in a tough spot because of his inability to act like an adult. In 2009 the wide receiver was suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
So far the Chiefs aren’t commenting on what — if any — repercussions Bowe could be facing. But just as Andy Reid’s undefeated Chiefs are set to hit the practice field to prepare for the Denver Broncos, they now have to deal with this sort of distraction.