Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe resolved his possession of marijuana case, pleading guilty to defective equipment and littering, according to the Kansas City Star.
He was fined $610 and got no probation.
“Like others charged with speeding and possessing marijuana for the first time, Mr. Bowe pleaded guilty to amended charges," prosecutor Amy Ashefford said. “Justice requires that similar cases be treated similarly. As a result, it’s important to me that Mr. Bowe be treated no differently, either with a harsher or lesser punishment than any other person in a similar situation, and that is what occurred tonight.”
Added Kevin E.J. Regan, Bowe's lawyer: “Dwayne’s case is now closed. The case was firmly and fairly prosecuted. We investigated it thoroughly and found the appropriate motions in this case … there was no admission of guilty to marijuana possession, and our investigation revealed he did not possess marijuana. There was no guilty plea to the marijuana charge, it was dismissed, meaning it won’t be re-filed. Dwayne appreciates the support of his family, friends, fans and teammates. This matter is now behind him, and he’ll have no further comment about this incident. He’s working hard this offseason to pick up hard where he left off in the Indianapolis Colts playoff game.”
Arrested in November for possessing more than 10 grams of marijuana, one of the passengers in Bowe's car, George A. Thompson, accepted responsibility for the marijuana.
The Star predicted that Bowe is unlikely to face discipline from the NFL under its personal-conduct policy.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun