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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 5/22

Welcome to another weekend, AP! We've got one OTA down another on the horizon. There aren't too many articles today. A Google search pulls up a million, but most are about "importing" and contain no new facts nor any unique perspectives or opinions, so I left them out. Enjoy today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

Jamaal Charles is just like the rest of us. He’s wondering whether the Chiefs have enough footballs to keep both of their 1,000-yard running backs satisfied.

"I don’t know," Charles said after a practice this week. "We’ve got to see when the season starts."

Charles had a spectacular second half of the season, rushing for almost 1,000 yards in the season’s final eight games. He finished with a flourish, breaking 1,000 for the season in going for a Chiefs record 259 yards in the season’s last game in Denver.

But he’s never been a greedy player. With the Chiefs holding a safe lead late in the Broncos game, he asked out of the lineup even though he had a shot at the NFL single-game record.

Charles, Jones willing to share the Chiefs backfield from KC Star

KC Star Video: Haley on Bowe and the OTAs

KC Chiefs Video: Arrowhead Update: OTA Week 1

Since Bowe’s words have gotten out, everyone from former Chiefs coach Herm Edwards to Bowe’s former teammate, Jimmy Wilkerson, have weighed in. Herm basically said Bowe should have kept his mouth shut. The former coach also said that if players were bringing girls to the hotels in 2007, he didn’t know about it. Wilkerson flat out called Bowe a liar and claimed that security at the hotels was too tight for the type of behavior Bowe mentioned.

The fallout from this has led to a lot of criticism of Bowe. Some are questioning if he could be punished by the league or by the team. Others are saying he could be talking his way out of Kansas City.

To me, this entire episode is a circus filled with hypocritical ringmasters.

And I’m already over it.

It’s Time To Stop Dumping On D-Bowe from Arrowhead Addict

Leonard Pope came to make an announcement. James Butler is ready to teach some football.

But both have something in common this weekend: They’re back in Southwest Georgia looking to make a difference.

Pope, an Americus native, former UGA star and current Kansas City Chief, visited his hometown hospital Friday — Phoebe Sumter Medical Center (formerly known as Sumter Regional, where he was born) — as he caught up with friends and announced a partnership with his C.H.A.M.P. foundation (Creating Hope And Making Progress) and the hospital for his upcoming Kids Day on June 26 in Americus.

"I remember a lot of faces from the times I have been here in the past," said Pope, who has been a staunch supporter of the hospital since it was destroyed by a tornado in 2007.
Butler, meanwhile, will be in Bainbridge today holding his 3rd annual Youth Football Camp and Clinic on behalf of his DREAM Foundation.

Americus’ Pope set for annual Kids Day; Bainbridge’s Butler holds youth clinic today from The Albany Herald

Through various endeavors, Bengals safety Chinedum Ndukwe has attempted to educate children about living a healthy lifestyle. He’ll continue that effort Saturday when his foundation holds its first Youth Wellness Camp at the Mercy HealthPlex in Western Hills...

...Over 200 children from Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati will join Ndukwe; other Bengals; Ndukwe’s brother, Ike, who is a guard for the Kansas City Chiefs; and Denver Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn, a former teammate of Ndukwe at Dublin Coffman High School and Notre Dame.

Ndukwe health camp Saturday from

I enjoyed both of the Chiefs’ OTAs this past week, but Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’ll take time.

It’s not as simple as throwing the Chiefs into a microwave and two and a half minutes later you have a championship.

That’d be nice, but most fans know better.

Gazing at the various exercises and drills I saw that the pieces are there, but the parts are young. In the locker room I witnessed many young faces, but like coach Todd Haley mentioned, the baseline has been set. Last year is under the belt, and I agree with Haley, as painful as it was, a foundation was laid.

Chiefs building slowly from The Examiner

Player Tweets

GlennDorsey72 Man it's hott as hell! Lil kid asked me to sign a paper I told him yea just sit in my car!!! AC whippin!
BCarr39 Jus bumped into Samuel L Jackson in the lobby.
GlennDorsey72 Gonzales, Louisiana this is my town, my home!!
GlennDorsey72 Ain't put on no lotion today either!!! Lol
berry1429 Im Adidas crazy.
berry1429 RT @Atldreday @berry1429 why u choose 29? >>> my round inky Johnson wore that number! He helped me our a lot in college and I look up to him
BCarr39 I think I'm startin to like sushi #RAsushi

Media and Fans

ChiefsPR #Chiefs back on the field for Week Two of OTAs on Monday . . . Hopefully we'll see @mitchholthus. . . Complete coverage at

Jay_Glazer For all the speculation about jamarcus r, I don't think he even attempts to sign anywhere until he gets himself right physically& mentally

gregaiello League meeting in Dallas Tues to be highlighted by SB 48 going to New York, South Florida or Tampa Bay.

gregaiello SBs awarded by vote of clubs. NFL Network w/be in meeting room 4 vote & announcement of decision live by commish @ 3:30 or 4 pmish ET.

mellinger If D-Bowe was lying about the "importing," isn't that the worst kind of lie? The kind that indicts your friends for absolutely no reason?

JPosnanski You ready for 6,500 words on strikeouts, and the men who got 3000 of 'em? Of course not. But it's there.

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