What's the world coming to when a football player can't even get stoned and buy a chili cheese coney on his bye week?
Andy Reid did not address the Sunday arrest of his star wide receiver on marijuana possession charges, though he did make clear Bowe will start this week against Denver. Bowe will not meet with reporters today, but released a brief statement "[apologizing] to the Hunt Family, Coach Reid, my teammates and Chiefs fans for the distraction I have caused the team."
Bowe was pulled over for speeding Sunday night outside of Kansas City. The arrest report sounds about right:
Officers said Bowe's 2011 black Audi A8 registered a speed of 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. He apparently had just landed at Kansas City's downtown airport and was on his way home after an out-of-town trip. After the officer stopped Bowe, the wide receiver asked the officer whether the nearby Sonic was open then.
Because the car reeked of pot, officers searched and found a number of containers and joints holding a grand total of 16.8 grams of marijuana, or a little more than half an ounce. Bowe's driver's license and car insurance were also expired, and he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
His lawyer says he's 100 percent innocent, apparently citing Bowe's passenger's claim that at least some of the marijuana was his (though Bowe told an officer he had "smoked a little while waiting at the airport.")
Either because of Bowe's desire to eat at Sonic, or maybe just the whole arrest thing, KC-area Papa John's have discontinued the Dwayne Bowe Special, which included a large five-topping pizza, breadsticks, and a two-liter bottle of Pepsi for just $15. The offer is "permanently unavailable," one store told The Pitch.
Reminder: if pulled over, always eat your weed.