Or at least that’s what the Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe wanted people to know when he jumped on 810 WHB’s The Border Patrol Tuesday.
Bowe was asked what changed for him after he signed a five-year, $56 million contract this offseason.
“Everybody’s aiming for you and waiting on you to get into trouble. People try to persuade you to do things to get you [in trouble]. That’s the only bad thing once you sign,” Bowe said. “The world wants you to fail. That’s the hard part about it. When you sign that [contract] … you’ve got to live right. That’s the hard part. You’re trying to live right and the police [are] after you, everybody wants a piece of Dwayne Bowe and I had to learn that the hard way. That’s how it is.”
The police being “after” him likely is making reference to his arrest for marijuana possession after being stopped for speeding in November. When he was asked directly about the incident, Bowe claims he “had nothing to do with that”.
“I was being profiled. It will all come to light in February. It wasn’t a distraction because my teammates know and my family knows. I was being watched and being followed.”
C’mon, Dwayne, you don’t really think the police are out to get you, do you?
“”It’s not just them. It’s everybody.”
There’s no debating that profiling happens and anyone ever involved in it should be held accountable. But on the surface this seems like the Chiefs receiver, who is no stranger to getting in hot water, is talking out of his you know what.
I’m not one to demonize someone for smoking weed, but that doesn’t change the fact that in most of the country it’s still illegal. Want to put it on your buddy in the car with you? Go ahead, but don’t try to build it up as people being out to get you.
You were speeding, Dwayne. You had drugs in your car, Dwayne.
Own your mistakes and move on instead of acting like a child by trying to blame everyone else.