Kansas City Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe says he was racially profiled in marijuana arrest

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe jumped on local radio Tuesday and covered a variety of topics, as he sat in with former Chiefs wideout Eddie Kennison in studio. Eventually, Bowe's November arrest for possession of marijuana came up.

Bowe told 810 WHB Sports Radio that the truth will come out about the arrest and said that he was "profiled" in getting pulled over. (Our thanks to chiefsspin.com's Herbie Teope, who transcribed the interview in full.)

“I mean everybody, people close around me and my team and the organization know I had nothing to do with that. I was being profiled, and it will all come to light in February. It wasn’t a distraction because my teammates know and my family knows. Like I said, I was being watched and being followed. Like I said, that’s how it goes sometimes when you got the millions behind your name.

“I mean once it clears the air, everybody knows, whoever knows Dwayne knows the truth about it and know what kind of guy I am. I just can’t wait until it’s all over, so let the world know instead of the people that’s close to me know what really happened.”

(An aside: Did Bowe really say "clears the air?" Oh, that's good. So good, Dwayne.)

I suppose we now know Bowe's defense strategy as he gets ready for his court date on the matter. Bowe was arrested in a car driving 48 mph in a 35-mph zone, and he was found with about 10 grams of marijuana.

Bowe signed a five-year, $56 million extension to stay with the Chiefs. He had the lowest receiving yardage output (673) in his seven-year career and scored only five touchdowns, but Bowe responded with a big performance in the Chiefs' playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts, with eight catches for 150 yards — more than double what he had in any regular-season game — and a touchdown.

Bowe previously was suspended four games in 2009 for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, although any possible future suspension — if he's convicted on the marijuana charges — would be considered a separate incident under the league's substance-abuse policy.

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