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    Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has issued a brief apology after he was arrested on a marijuana possession charge. “I apologize to the Hunt Family, Coach Reid, my teammates and Chiefs fans for the distraction I have caused the team this week,” Bowe said in a statement. “Due to the nature of the pending matter, I… Read more…

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    Either his lawyer is an idiot which would only make sense since Bowe hired him, or he has reason to believe he is innocent. Why would a guy take on a case like this an publicly announce that Bowe is innocent knowing he will lose the case hurting his reputation for winning these types of cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seek View Post
    Either his lawyer is an idiot which would only make sense since Bowe hired him, or he has reason to believe he is innocent. Why would a guy take on a case like this an publicly announce that Bowe is innocent knowing he will lose the case hurting his reputation for winning these types of cases.
    Bowe's lawyer is just being a good lawyer. He's saying what he has to say. He can't publicly state oh ya he's guilty no doubt about it if Bowe is going to try to get some way out of it. After the case I bet his lawyer and Bowe play it like he made a mistake and he has learned his lesson BLAH BLAH BLAH
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    DB's lawyer is playing the game. That is what lawyers do. This case will never go to trial. As long as there is a purpose to delaying it vis a vis an NFL suspension, the attorney will play it like he is going to go to trial, but once it is clear what the NFL is going to do this case will be settled with a plea bargain. Unless I am mistaken it is a misdemeanor anyway. Nobody takes a misdemeanor to trial. This case will be settled with a plea deal but not until the NFL decides what action they are going to take.

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    The fact that Bowe told the arresting officer that he and his passenger smoked a little weed in the car waiting at the airport may present a bit of a problem with his lawyer's 100% innocent claim.

    Quote Originally Posted by ctchiefsfan View Post
    DB's lawyer is playing the game. That is what lawyers do. This case will never go to trial. As long as there is a purpose to delaying it vis a vis an NFL suspension, the attorney will play it like he is going to go to trial, but once it is clear what the NFL is going to do this case will be settled with a plea bargain. Unless I am mistaken it is a misdemeanor anyway. Nobody takes a misdemeanor to trial. This case will be settled with a plea deal but not until the NFL decides what action they are going to take.
    As I understand it, the NFL can't hand down any disciplinary action until after the case is settled, so I don't know how his lawyer can wait until he knows what action the NFL will take before settling the case. Unless they work out an agreement "off the record" with the NFL beforehand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopekaRoy View Post
    The fact that Bowe told the arresting officer that he and his passenger smoked a little weed in the car waiting at the airport may present a bit of a problem with his lawyer's 100% innocent claim.

    This was reported but from what I heard on ESPN radio this after noon the police department has said that this is not true. There will be a lot of BS reports out there with this I bet
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewschiefs View Post
    This was reported but from what I heard on ESPN radio this after noon the police department has said that this is not true. There will be a lot of BS reports out there with this I bet
    This is what I was thinking. They'll have to let the dust settle on this one.

    The way I understand it from the first police report is this...Dwayne Bowe was flying in to Downtown airport, and that his buddies were picking him using Bowe's car. The scenario I can see is this...The buddies think to themselves, "Hey let's get stoned and watch airplanes while waiting for DB." Bowe arrives, sees MJ smoke rolling out of the car doors as he opens them, says "Never mind...I'll drive...". As he drives away, that's when he gets caught speeding (48 in 35mph zone, not exactly crime of the century but definitely enough to get a person pulled over.) Cop smells the smoke, searches the car, finds the weed (at one point one of the buddies raise their hands and say the backpack was his, not Bowe's), arrests Bowe (registered & insured owner of vehicle) & one buddy (I'm assuming the guy that claimed the backpack).

    If that's the case, and they get a reciept for Bowe's flight or security camera footage showing Bowe coming into the airport, would back up the first part of that story. I'm not sure how accurate drug tests are, but would hope (for Bowe's sake) that secondhand smoke shows up differently than first-hand. Guessing that it won't.

    If that was what happened, Bowe should've taken one look at the MJ smoke, thought about the paycheck from his team, and told Cheech and Chong "Tell you what. You guys can borrow my car for the night, have fun. I gotta take care of something." Then go rent a car, or call a limo/taxi service, and go straight home. Unfortunately, Bowe didn't.

    If there is no ticket reciept, or footage of Bowe getting off an airplane in the airport...I'd go on the assumption that he, Cheech & Chong drove out to the airport, and got stoned watching airplanes. Bad life/career decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eydugstr View Post
    This is what I was thinking. They'll have to let the dust settle on this one.

    The way I understand it from the first police report is this...Dwayne Bowe was flying in to Downtown airport, and that his buddies were picking him using Bowe's car. The scenario I can see is this...The buddies think to themselves, "Hey let's get stoned and watch airplanes while waiting for DB." Bowe arrives, sees MJ smoke rolling out of the car doors as he opens them, says "Never mind...I'll drive...". As he drives away, that's when he gets caught speeding (48 in 35mph zone, not exactly crime of the century but definitely enough to get a person pulled over.) Cop smells the smoke, searches the car, finds the weed (at one point one of the buddies raise their hands and say the backpack was his, not Bowe's), arrests Bowe (registered & insured owner of vehicle) & one buddy (I'm assuming the guy that claimed the backpack).

    If that's the case, and they get a reciept for Bowe's flight or security camera footage showing Bowe coming into the airport, would back up the first part of that story. I'm not sure how accurate drug tests are, but would hope (for Bowe's sake) that secondhand smoke shows up differently than first-hand. Guessing that it won't.

    If that was what happened, Bowe should've taken one look at the MJ smoke, thought about the paycheck from his team, and told Cheech and Chong "Tell you what. You guys can borrow my car for the night, have fun. I gotta take care of something." Then go rent a car, or call a limo/taxi service, and go straight home. Unfortunately, Bowe didn't.

    If there is no ticket reciept, or footage of Bowe getting off an airplane in the airport...I'd go on the assumption that he, Cheech & Chong drove out to the airport, and got stoned watching airplanes. Bad life/career decision.
    I didnt realize that he was getting off a plane. If that part is true, then whether your story is the truth, it is the one easily arguable by the attorney, and there would be very little way to prove the MJ belonged to Bowe unless it was on his person. If it was in his pocket when the cop found it ... well, then he is screwed.

    On a side note, the chances of getting a measurable amount of MJ (or THC since that is what they test) in your system from 2nd hand smoke is VERY hard. You would have to be hotboxing a car to do that. I dont have the articles on hand, but my old commanding officer had me look up the studies on that a few years ago when I was stationed with a Marine unit since a couple guys were claiming that someone was sitting next to them at a bar smoking and thats how they tested positive. Suffice to say after the colonel explained that to them, they decided to plead guilty instead of taking it to a court martial.

    So as long as they rolled the windows down for a while while driving, there is likely to be very little if any THC in his system, even if they were smoking right next to him. Likely not enough to prove that he was smoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchiefsfan View Post
    DB's lawyer is playing the game. That is what lawyers do. This case will never go to trial. As long as there is a purpose to delaying it vis a vis an NFL suspension, the attorney will play it like he is going to go to trial, but once it is clear what the NFL is going to do this case will be settled with a plea bargain. Unless I am mistaken it is a misdemeanor anyway. Nobody takes a misdemeanor to trial. This case will be settled with a plea deal but not until the NFL decides what action they are going to take.
    You may be on to something there. Could ultimately wind up as an out of court settlement.

    Quote Originally Posted by jap1 View Post
    Legally, this is what I expect to happen. Unless they found the weed in DB's pocket, then someone else will claim it was their weed (whether it was or not, Im sure that friend may get a nice christmas present from Bowe if he claims it is his). In most states, an average joe would probably walk out of court with some community service and maybe even nothing permanently on their record.

    The question is what will the league do in that scenario.

    The league won't do anything unless it's proven that the weed was DB's and/or if he fails a urinalysis test. The only thing thus far, that DB has been proven guilty for is a speeding ticket & the league doesn't hand out suspensions for that.
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    but isn't a plea bargain a guilty confession to lesser the sentence. If he is 100% innocent, why would he plea for a bargain instead of fighting to have the case dropped by the DA clearing him as 100% innocent.

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