Chiefs' Dwayne Bowe arrested
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Until late on Saturday, everything the Chiefs had done this season seemed impeccable. That run was shattered by the arrest of receiver Dwayne Bowe, writes Adam Teicher. Blog
Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said on a Kansas City radio station Tuesday that he was aware of the incident but wouldn't comment further.
News of Bowe's arrest comes as the AFC West-leading Chiefs (9-0) are coming off their bye week and preparing to play the division rival Broncos (8-1) on Sunday night in Denver.
Bowe, who signed a five-year, $56 million contract with the Chiefs last offseason, is second on the team with 33 receptions and third with 369 receiving yards.
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.
A second passenger in the car was not arrested.
Bond was posted for Bowe at $750 and Thompson at $500. A Dec. 18 court date was set.
Bowe was suspended for four games in 2009 for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. That program, however, is separate from the substance-abuse policy that governs use of illegal drugs and abuse of alcohol.
ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder contributed to this report.
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