Update: According to The Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor, Bowe’s court date has been moved back once again.
Dwayne Bowe has been pushed back to a later date, according to his lawyer. Was originally scheduled for Dec. and pushed back to Jan. 22.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) January 22, 2014
It looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer to hear the end of this story.
My original post is below:
Just in case it has slipped your mind — a playoff berth, blown 28 point lead and quietly slinking into the off season will do that — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is due in court today to face charges of speeding and possession of marijuana.
This all stems from his November 10, arrest in Riverside, Missouri when he was stopped for speeding and officers found more than 10 grams of marijuana in his vehicle. Bowe was originally scheduled to appear in court on December 18, however that date was postponed until today.
In a January 14 interview with 810 WHB in Kansas City, Bowe claimed that the whole incident was a case of profiling by police.
I mean everybody, people close around me and my team and the organization know I had nothing to do with that,” Bowe said of the arrest. “I was being profiled and it will all come to light in February. It wasn’t a distraction because my teammates know and my family knows. Like I said, I was being watched and being followed. Like I said, that’s how it goes sometimes when you got the millions behind your name.
“I mean once it clears the air, everybody knows, whoever knows Dwayne knows the truth about it and know what kind of guy I am. I just can’t wait until it’s all over, so let the world know instead of the people that’s close to me know what really happened.”
We’re standing by to hear the outcome of the court appearance. The NFL has not taken any action against Bowe who was suspended for four games during the 2009 season for use of performance-enhacing drugs. However, this is a separate issue, and that previous suspension won’t come into play.
According to the National Football League Policy and Program fro Substance Abuse the following applies:
A player will normally be subject to discipline up to and including suspension without pay for four regular and/or post-season games for a first violation of the law related to substances of abuse other than alcohol.
So, depending on the outcome of the court appearance today, and what kind of mood NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell is in, Bowe could miss up to four games to start next season. Let’s hope he’s right and the air is cleared today.
We’ll keep you posted, Addicts.