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Dwayne Bowe apologizes, issues statement

Declines further comment in pending legal matter. Aaron Wilson

Print This November 13, 2013, 01:47 PM EST

Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe issued a statement that apologized for the "distraction" his recent arrest has caused for the organization.

"I apologize to the Hunt Family, Coach [Andy] Reid, my teammates and Chiefs fans for the distraction I have caused the team this week. Due to the nature of the pending matter, I am unable to make any further comment on the situation," Bowe said in the statement, via Kansas City KCTV 5 News

Bowe is still slated to start even though he was arrested for speeding and possession of marijuana. The current CBA prohibits teams for punishing players that violate the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Bowe's attorney, Kevin E.J. Regan, released a statement, published by the Kansas City Star, proclaiming his client's innocence.

“My investigation reveals that Dwayne Bowe is unequivocally, 100 percent innocent in this matter,” Regan said in the statement. “We look forward to clearing his good name at our earliest opportunity. Mr. Bowe has long been a giving member of our community, and he remains committed to giving Kansas City his best on and off the field. He is grateful for the support shown by Chiefs fans and promises this incident will not be a distraction to his commitment to excellence on the football field. We will have no further comment on this matter at this time.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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