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Dwayne Bowe arrested for possession of marijuana, according to police

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe was reportedly arrested for speeding and possession of marijuana, according to Riverside Police.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos week is already off to a horrible start. According to reports, Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe was arrested north of Kansas City on Sunday night for possession of marijuana and speeding.

This coming before the biggest Chiefs game in years....

Fox 4 in Kansas City has the story, along with other media outlets, and this statement from the Riverside Police:

Shortly before midnight on November 10th a Riverside Police Officer was parked on West Platte Road and NW Business Park using radar to check for speed violations when a black, 2011 Audi A8 registered a speed of 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.  The police officer, in a marked police car, subsequently stopped the car on West Platte Road at Riverside Street.

While questioning the driver the Officer detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle.  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.

One of the passengers, George A. Thompson, said the backpack belonged to him.  Subsequent to his arrest for possession of a controlled substance, Thompson was searched and on his person two hand rolled cigarettes, containing what is believed to be 2.2 grams of marijuana were also found.

Bowe and Thompson were both transported to the Riverside Police Department for booking on the following municipal charges:  Bowe for speeding and possession of a controlled substance with a bond of $750; Thompson for the possession of a controlled substance with a bond of $500.  The third passenger in the car, who was not charged, posted bond for both men and they were released with a court date of December 18, 2013.

Bowe was suspended four games in 2009 for violating the league's steroids policy, which he said at the time was a diet pill he mistakenly took.

There are no set rules on this but others who have been arrested for marijuana possession have received a one-game suspension so if we're speculating that could be it. Tamba Hali had some sort of similar violation and was suspended one game at the start of the 2012 season.

Follow-up questions:

What does this mean for Bowe's status on Sunday night against the Broncos? Andy Reid has not spoken to the media since this happened so we don't know if he will be disciplined or not.

Will Bowe be suspended by the league? It's possible, yes.

Are players drug-tested? Yes, but at different times throughout the year.

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