Chiefs wide receiver Dwyane Bowe arrested

November 12, 2013

(Tim Umphrey / AP)

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwyane Bowe was arrested late Sunday on suspicion of speeding and possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana.

Police stopped Bowe’s 2011 Audi A8 for traveling 48 mph in a 35 mph zone in Riverside, an area just northwest of Kansas City, and during the traffic stop detected the smell of marijuana. Bowe, who had two passengers in the car, was arrested after the K-9 officer found a black bag containing his wallet and two containers of what the officer believed was marijiana, the Kansas City Star reports. One container had 6.6 grams of the substance, the other had had 3.8 grams. Police also found a backpack that George A. Thompson, a passenger, said belonged to him and had 4.2 grams of marijuana. There also were two hand-rolled cigarettes that contained 2.2 grams of what was suspected to be marijuana. (The police report is here.)

Bowe and Thompson were taken to the Riverside Police Department, where Bowe was cited for speeding and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $750. Thompson was cited for possession, with bond at $500. The other passenger posted bond and the men are to appear in municipal court Dec. 18.

The unbeaten Chiefs, who are coming off their bye week, play the Broncos on Sunday in Denver.

Bowe is a past offender in the eyes of the NFL, which suspended him for four games in 2009 for using performance-enhancing drugs.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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