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.