Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested Tuesday morning for speeding and possession of marijuana. On Wednesday he released a statement via The Kansas City Star.
“I apologize to the Hunt family, Coach [Andy] Reid, my teammates and Chiefs fans for the distraction I have caused the team this week,” Bowe said. “Due to the nature of the pending matter, I am unable to make any further comment on the situation.”
Bowe was pulled over for going 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.
“While questioning the driver the Officer detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle,” the police said. “The officer then requested the driver and two passengers to get out of the vehicle. Once out of the vehicle the Officer explained to the driver, who owned the vehicle, that he was a K-9 Officer and that the dog would alert to an illegal substance. Subsequently, inside of a black bag the officer discovered the wallet of the driver and vehicle owner, Dwayne L. Bowe, and two containers that had 6.6 grams and 3.8 grams respectively of what is believed to be marijuana in them. Bowe was then placed under arrest for the possession of a controlled substance. The K-9 alerted to a black backpack and inside of that was found a container that had 4.2 grams of what is believed to be marijuana in it.”
Bowe’s lawyer told the Star that his client is “100 percent innocent.”
“My investigation reveals that Dwayne Bowe is unequivocally, 100 percent innocent in this matter,” attorney Kevin E.J. Regan said in a statement released to The Star on Wednesday. “We look forward to clearing his good name at our earliest opportunity.
“Mr. Bowe has long been a giving member of our community, and he remains committed to giving Kansas City his best on and off the field.
“He is grateful for the support shown by Chiefs fans and promises this incident will not be a distraction to his commitment to excellence on the football field.
“We will have no further comment on this matter at this time.”