Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Dwayne Bowe Pleads Guilty To Defective Equipment And Littering; Pot Charge Dropped

We finally have a verdict on Dwayne Bowe’s marijuana and speeding charge after his November arrest. Prosecutors say Bowe pleaded guilty to an amended charge of defective equipment and littering. He’ll be fined $550 (plus court costs) and will not be on probation. The marijuana charge was thrown out.



What this means for Bowe and the NFL is speculation at this point. With that understood, let’s do some speculating.

No drug charges likely means Bowe will be in the clear when it comes to a long-term suspension from the NFL. A four-game suspension for Bowe is probably not going to happen unless there is some kind of evidence the NFL deems permissible that the court did not. As things standing now, the NFL does not have a positive marijuana test and does not have a drug conviction from the courts. One would assume this means suspending him four games isn’t an option.


This doesn’t mean Bowe is totally out of the woods as Tamba Hali was suspended for one game after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in his marijuana case. However, Hali’s charged with a drug related crime while there was no charge against Bowe for drugs. This may prevent the NFL from suspending Bowe at all. Still, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the NFL did some kind of investigation in to Bowe’s legal situation given Bowe’s other issues with the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, so don’t be surprised to see a post about that in the near future.

What we know for sure is this: Bowe’s pleading guilty to defective equipment and littering is the best scenario to come out of this situation legally aside from all charges being dropped.

Now excuse me, I have a sudden urge to visit a local Sonic.


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  • berttheclock

    Local Sonic?????????????

    There are 3 Five Guys in the Kansas City area and you are going to waste your time and money at Sonic?

    Sonic arrived in the Greater Portland area after Five Guys and Five Guys beats them hands down. Now, if only we could convince In-N-Out to come to this area.

    • paul pace

      We have In-N-Out here in Phoenix and, even though I don’t eat fast food very much at all, it is well liked out here.

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      5 guys cooks burgers to death. I’ll pass.

      • berttheclock

        Reminds me of a time in Aberdeen, WA, where a friend of my wife joined us for lunch at a new cafe which had just won “Best Burger in Aberdeen”. The previous winner was Burger King. She loved rare meat and said to the waitress, “as rare as the chef will allow” I, immediately, envisioned a 17 year old male in a T-shirt taking the order off the wheel and reaching for his flame thrower.. Akin to an old “SNL” bit where Curtin sat at the counter ordering some veggie burger and, Bill Murray kept nodding his head, only to shout out “Cheeseburger”.

    • Ben Nielsen

      Sonic is where Bowe got arrested. It was my sad attempt at a joke.

      Also: In-N-Out > Five Guys

      • Roc

        I agree but IMO it goes my backyard burgers>everything else, plus I serve beer

  • Immortal Illumined

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    Marijuana Super Bowl, Marijuana on Easter Sunday (4/20), MARIJUANA 2014!!!

    love and freedom forever


  • Immortal Illumined

    20 years behind us Missouri, embarrassing….who’s more backwards then you? Texas, Georgia, Tennessee

    freedom is priceless, grow a pair and get some nazi scrubs

  • DoubleD

    Defective equipment . . . things getting dropped. For a moment, I thought this might be a conversation about Bowe’s hands.