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.