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Schefter: Chiefs WR Bowe Took Diuretic, Chose Not to Appeal Suspension

Adam Schefter of ESPN is sifting through the current situation with Dwayne Bowe that has him suspended for four games by the NFL.  Per Schefter, Bowe likely took something to help him lose weight, similar to the situation with Kevin and Pat Williams in Minnesota.

"From what I gather," Schefter tweets, "Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe was trying to lose weight in training camp and took a diuretic.  Bowe found out about his suspension earlier this month and has decided not to appeal it. He knows those are battles players don't win."

Wow.

The irony in all this is that head coach Todd Haley ran what he called the toughest training camp in the NFL and demanded many players lose weight.  Haley has said the Chiefs as a team lost over 800 pounds.

Bowe was reportedly one of those players who had to lose weight.  I've heard (but haven't confirmed) that he was asked to lose over 20 pounds.  (Update: Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star says 30 pounds).

Bowe's decision not to appeal it is a good one, I think.  It's unlikely he would have emerged victorious and the best move would be let it end now.

This also makes me wonder if Bowe's suspension, which the team and player knew about a month ago, had any bearing on the decision to sign Chris Chambers.