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Dwayne Bowe Admitted To Smoking Weed, Had Expired License, Insurance

Kansas City Chiefs WR, Dwayne Bowe was arrested late Sunday night and was charged with speeding and possession of marijuana.

The news broke yesterday and as more details emerge, we have learned that Bowe admitted to smoking some of the weed, according to KCTV5.

Once Bowe stepped out of his vehicle, the officer explained to Bowe that he had a drug dog with him and that the canine would alert to an illegal substance.

“Bowe stated that they had smoked a little while waiting at the airport,” according to a police report.

The officer discovered a black bag with two containers that had 6.6 grams and 3.8 grams respectively of what is believed to be marijuana in them. Bowe was placed under arrest for the possession of a controlled substance.

The dog alerted to a black backpack. Inside it, a container was found to have 4.2 grams of what was believed to be marijuana in it.

Police said one of the passengers, George A. Thompson, said the backpack belonged to him.

After being arrested for possession of a controlled substance, police said Thompson was searched, and police found two hand-rolled cigarettes, containing what was believed to be 2.2 grams of marijuana.

Bowe and Thompson were both taken to the Riverside Police Department for booking on municipal charges.

KCTV5 also reports that Bowe was driving with an expired license and expired insurance.

When the report initially broke, it was still not clear if Bowe had actually been smoking the weed. Under NFL rules, Bowe would be facing the same penalty for possession as he would for a positive drug test so Bowe’s admission shouldn’t change much.

Bowe likely won’t see a suspension from the NFL until after he appears in court on December 18th. That means unless the team decides to bench him, he should be available for both games against the Denver Broncos. Should he receive a suspension after his court date, Bowe could miss that weekend’s contest against the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium. If the league moves a little slower, then Bowe could be out for the season finale vs. the Chargers.

This is all just speculation, however. Past incidents of players being busted for weed for the first time have resulted in only a one-game suspension. From a football standpoint, the Chiefs should be able to wrap up a playoff spot well before their season finale, which would make that game the most ideal time to have Bowe on the bench.

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  • Jason Seibel

    Dwayne violated the cardinal law of getting caught: “Admit nothing, deny everything and ask for pictures.” Man oh man.

    • Blake Molina

      Exactly, deny, deny, deny. Only fess up when you get caught. Or you can pull the “‘do you know who I am? I’m a pro athlete’ card”

  • Stacy D. Smith

    His BASE salary is 750,000 this season ($46,875 per game). He’s already collected $421,875. You can’t take care of an expired license and your insurance?

    • Brian Martasin

      How is his base salary only $750K given that new contract? Also, I’m not sure what salary has to do with having your shit together.

    • BigGil

      “Do you know what insurance costs on a Ferrari, motherf@$#er?”

      Name that movie.

      • Jason Seibel

        The Replacements!

        • BigGil

          Bingo, Bango. So happy to use that quote. Setup was too good.

  • Chris Tarrants

    Of all the weeks to pull a boneheaded stunt like this! Geez man I like Bowe the player but Bowe the person has got to be one of the dumber guys on this team. It always seems like some player loses his mind dying the bye week every year, simple go home and relax at your house and stay the hell out of trouble and collect your millions

    • BigGil

      He was relaxing…

      Too soon?

  • Calchiefsfan

    Kind of puts into perspective doesn’t it? I love you man but it’s time to grow up and be a big boy now.

  • bk

    So Andy Reid has a player using drugs…big surprise.. keep it in the family…
    it’s not like he tweeted someone a bad word…LOL

  • RepOurChiefs

    Welp…I will say this..ya got better buds(no pun intended) than mr vick, d.bowe. lol. WHAT?! TOO SOON?

  • JDInOregon

    Maybe the Seahawks would be interested in Bowe, they are down a receiver. Plus I think the amounts of marijuana involved would be legal in Washington state. I wonder if Seattle has any backup offensive linemen they could part with.

    Starting next year in Washington state he could just go to the marijuana store, as long as he did not drive. Driving anywhere with any open substance, legal or not, is just dumb. Booze is, of course, way more dangerous when someone is behind the wheel, but driving under the influence of marijuana is not exactly cool either.

    Wonder how the NFL is going to deal with Colorado and Washington state? Can they legally punish employees for consuming a legal substance on their own time?

    • BigGil

      Probably just call it an over-the-counter drug, the abuse of which is also covered in the NFL’s Substances of Abuse policy. Be interesting to see where the line will be drawn on how much is enough for it to be considered abuse. For instance, only the staunchest of teetotallers consider a few drinks a week abuse of alcohol. So how much weed and how much frequency will be required before it can be called abuse? Therein lies the question.

    • Immortal Illumined

      the rules are going to be changed very soon

  • LeVar Hill

    I call bull shit. I think the cop is making it up that he said he smoked a little while waiting at the airport. Waiting for what. Just doesn’t make sense. Especially since he had just flew in from out of town. Now I think maybe the dudes he had with him smoked a little while they waited on bowe to arrive. Think about it ppl just doesn’t make sense.

  • Immortal Illumined

    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

    just about every BOSS i know in cali smokes and speeds, bfd….