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Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe Arrested

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Late Sunday night, Bowe was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana.

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe Arrested

The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing for their biggest game of the season Sunday night against the Denver Broncos. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe picked the absolute wrong time to get pulled over, arrested and charged with speeding and possession of a controlled substance. In this case, it was a lot of pot. Via ESPN:

"Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested early Sunday by police in Riverside, Mo., for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and speeding...

"According to a statement released by police, Bowe was pulled over shortly before midnight on Saturday for doing 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. After a subsequent search by a police K-9 dog, more than 10 grams of marijuana were found in two containers in Bowe's car.

"The K-9 also found 4.2 grams of marijuana in a backpack in Bowe's car. A passenger, identified by police as George A. Thompson, told police the backpack belonged to him. Two hand-rolled cigarettes containing 2.2 grams of what police believe to be marijuana were found on Thompson, who was arrested for possession of a controlled substance."

Despite the arrest, news is trickling out that Bowe will indeed start on Sunday night. Any disciplinary action would have to be carried out by the league, and only that can happen after the court case has been ruled on. A court date has been set for December 18, so Bowe should be set to play.

My first thought is that Bowe was a little unlucky here. I've done 48 in a 35 before and gotten away with it every single time. And the marijuana really doesn't get me all hot and bothered like it might other people.

But at the same time, you have a responsibility to your team. Especially before such a big matchup, you can't make any decisions that could potentially put your team at risk. His decision could have cost him an opportunity to play, and even though he isn't KC's number one threat, he's still a part of their gameplan and something Denver has to be ready for. 

Now his teammates and coaches will have to spend time worrying about how to deal with the inevitable questions from the media instead of preparing for the Broncos. It will be a delicate situation for everyone to handle, and that's all on Bowe. I want to be able to give him some kind of benefit of the doubt, but when you are a veteran, you have to be a little smarter than that.

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