Well this isn’t very good timing at all.
[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.
Bowe [was] transported to the Riverside Police Department for booking on the following municipal charges: speeding and possession of a controlled substance with a bond of $750.
First, Bowe drives an Audi? I don’t know why that surprises me.
Second, what terrible timing to get arrested right before the Denver game. Bowe has not tested positive for marijuana so that should help in keeping Bowe available for this game. Remember, Tamba Hali was suspended for one game for possession of marijuana last season.
However, Bowe does already have a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy in 2009 on his record. How that will factor into this is unknown.
Bowe’s court date is not until December, so it will be interesting to see how all of this shakes out. With the way commissioner Rodger Goodell hands out suspensions, one would be surprised if he doesn’t receive some kind punishment.