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Dwayne Bowe is gone: What the Kansas City Chiefs will remember about him

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Remember that time...

That time the Chiefs drafted him with the 23rd pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

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That time he changed the course of NFL history for years to come by dropping an onside kick.

If Bowe held on, the Chiefs would've won the game.  With a Kansas City victory most likely Chiefs President Carl Peterson wouldn't have stepped down the next day, opening the job later filled by Scott Pioli.

Not only that, but with a Chargers loss Denver would've clinched the AFC West that day.  With the Broncos in the playoffs, more than likely coach Mike Shanahan would not have been fired, and Josh McDaniels wouldn't have been hired.

Therefore, Jay Cutler would still be the quarterback of the Broncos, and Kyle Orton would still be in Chicago.

That time he took he accidentally took his grandma's pills.

"I told my grandma to send me something," Bowe says.

He says now that his grandmother keeps her "cramp medicine" next to her water pills and that Williams unknowingly sent the wrong thing. Bowe says he took it anyway. After taking a pill he says was a diuretic, a banned substance by the NFL because some diuretics are taken to cut weight or mask the use of steroids, Bowe weighed himself. He says that before he took the pill, he was 3 pounds heavier than his suggested playing weight. After taking it, he says, he was 6 pounds under his target.

That time he led the NFL with 15 touchdowns during the 2010 season.

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That time he made an amazing catch against the Colts.

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That time he talked about importing.

"My rookie year, we were playing in San Diego," Bowe told ESPN The Magazine.  "You hear stories about groupies hanging out in hotel lobbies, but some of my teammates had it set up so there was a girl in every room.  The older guys get on MySpace and Facebook a week before we go to a city; when a pretty one writes back, they arrange to fly her in three or four days in advance. They call it importing."

And the time he was misquoted about it.

Reporter: But you were misquoted?

Bowe: "Definitely it was misquoted."

Reporter: So how was it taken out of context?

Bowe: "The way he took it was totally not the way that I said it. It's over now."

And the time he apologized to "The Clarks" about it.

He made eyebrow-raising comments to a magazine about womanizing that allegedly occurred at team hotels, and then offered an apology that went awry when he referred to the Hunt family that owns the Chiefs as "the Clarks" - presumably a reference to Clark Hunt, who serves as the team's most visible face.

That time he got paid.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Tuesday morning that Bowe now becomes the NFL's third highest-paid wide receiver in terms of total compensation on his contract. His deal is for $56 million over five years and includes $26 million in guaranteed money plus a $15 million signing bonus, according to someone who has seen the deal.

That time he predicted he would lead the NFL in receiving.

"[Jamaal Charles is] going to lead the league in rushing this year, and I'm going to lead the league in touchdowns and receptions," he said.

That time he went to Sonic.

Officers said Bowe's 2011 black Audi A8 registered a speed of 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. He apparently had just landed at Kansas City's downtown airport and was on his way home after an out-of-town trip. After the officer stopped Bowe, the wide receiver asked the officer whether the nearby Sonic was open then.

That time he was out of bounds :(

That time he hurdled two Cardinals defenders.

That time he ended his career as the Chiefs second leading receiver in franchise history.