Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is going to the miss the team’s season opener against the Tennessee Titans due to a one game suspension related to an arrest last year.
Bowe, who is eligible to practice with the Chiefs, and can still play in the teams three remaining preseason games, including Sunday night’s contest against the Panthers in Charlotte. The Kansas City wide-receiver provided a statement through the NFL Players Association:
“I am extremely sorry that I can’t be on the field for the first game of the 2014 season because I made an error in judgment,” Bowe said in a statement. “I take responsibility for my mistake, and it will not happen again. I hope that my teammates, coaches and Chiefs fans accept my sincere apology. “I will be supporting my teammates in Week 1, and I cannot wait to get back on the field to help us win in Week 2 and beyond as we work towards our goal of winning the Super Bowl.”
Bowe was arrested in November by police in Riverside, Missouri, for possession of marijuana.
He pleaded guilty in April to lesser charges of littering and defective equipment. The marijuana charge was dismissed. The passenger in Bowe’s car the night of the arrest told police the marijuana belonged to him and that Bowe did not know it was in the car.
The wideout is coming off a down season that seen him catch just 57 passes for under 700 yards and five touchdowns. It was the worst statistical season of his career.
Bowe also was suspended without pay for four games in 2009 after violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing substances.
[Some information used via Associated Press]