The Kansas City Chiefs may have won 11 games in 2014, but they didn't do so because of the man who will be their highest-paid offensive player in 2014. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will make a nice $12 million this season, despite being the fourth of fifth best player on a Chiefs offense that relied heavily on Jamaal Charles last season.
Making matters worse for Bowe and the Chiefs is that he's being suspended by the NFL for one game, according to multiple media reports.
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe is being suspended one game for substance abuse and will miss the opener vs. Tennessee, per a team source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15, 2014
Hearing #Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe will be suspended by the NFL for one game in relation to a marijuana possession arrest from last year.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) August 15, 2014
Though Bowe was initially arrested for speeding and marijuana possession, those charges were amended to "defective equipment and littering."— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) August 15, 2014
It doesn't help that Chiefs coach Andy Reid revealed this week that a finger injury to Bowe had led him to dropping a lot of passes during training camp.
"His finger is shot," Reid said Thursday. "It's been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he's not catching the ball. But he's getting his work done. You can practice with that type of thing."
Bowe played in last week's preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, catching one pass for 10 yards.