NFL suspends Dwayne Bowe

The NFL has suspended Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.

Bowe’s suspension begins immediately and he’ll miss games against Pittsburgh, San Diego, Denver and Buffalo. He can return for the final three games of the season.

The Chiefs confirmed the susension in a release early Tuesday afternoon: “The Kansas City Chiefs today confirmed that the National Football League has suspended WR Dwayne Bowe for four games for “violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.” Bowe’s suspension will begin immediately. As a result of the league suspension, the team will have no further comment.”

Bowe had 33 catches for 466 yards and four touchdowns.

Players can face suspension for performance enhancing substances for testing positive for anabolic steroids, or certain diuretics that are considered masking agents. Players can also be suspended for failing to show up for testing. There’s no word on what Bowe’s situation might be.

The last Chiefs player suspended for performance enhancing substances was G/T John Welbourn. He missed the first six games of the 2006 season, after serving a four-game suspension in 2005.

30 Responses to “NFL suspends Dwayne Bowe”

  • November 17, 2009  - Mad Chief says:




    This sucks. Dwayne…what the hell were you thinking?

  • November 17, 2009  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    We NEED him in the next 4 games! Crap!

  • November 17, 2009  - Dan says:

    How come can he not appeal and still be able to play?

  • November 17, 2009  - Larry says:

    All this for a little ganja?

  • November 17, 2009  - Tenand6 says:

    Haley looked down/dejected in the press conference yesterday and he was coming off a win. I wonder if Haley knew about Bowe’s suspension then.

  • November 17, 2009  - Randy says:

    Then HOW are the vikings Starcaps players still playing? This just sucks, he probably took something to shed pounds in camp.

  • November 17, 2009  - Harold C. says:

    You have got to be KIDDING ME!!! Stupid stupid STUPID. Was it really worth it???? Is Bowe really a crap player without the drugs? Guess we will find out in 5 games. Phooey. I want to beat Denver. This is the game in KC…our best shot….until now. :(

  • November 17, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    GOD DAM# BOWE, nothing can go right…..

    Bowe needs to get his head out of his ass!!

  • November 17, 2009  - colby says:

    Dammit Bowe……..seriously……dammit……

  • November 17, 2009  - redandgoldbleeder says:

    Are you freakin kidding me? 2-14 Again….

  • November 17, 2009  - Josh says:

    This is just another cover up by Pioli and Haley to hide their inabilities. LoL Just kidding this seriously sucks, I just couldn’t help it after people saying that about the whole LJ thing.


  • November 17, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    Randy was right. Bowe took a diuretic in training camp to help him lose weight. Bowe and the Chiefs have actually known about this since earlier in the month…but are just now announcing it. He is not going to appeal the suspension.

  • November 17, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    Yeah, Josh. LMAO!

    I’m sure there will be those who place the blame for this on Haley. Seriously. Watch and see.

  • November 17, 2009  - Josh says:

    And for the record I am on board and behind Pioli and Haley. Thank you please drive thru.


  • November 17, 2009  - Josh says:

    If thats true Mad Chief, that would explain keeping and trying to find so many receivers on the rooster. I mean if they knew about it, why let everyone know it until you have to. Good picks then to have Wade and Chambers to help for the 4 games.


  • November 17, 2009  - countryliving says:

    Well… more wins this season.

  • November 17, 2009  - ThunderChief says:

    It could be a lot worse. The Chiefs aren’t making any playoff run so this might put KC back in the top 3 or 5 of picking in the draft which should assure a stud Olineman. That’s one way of looking at it.

    Another is what now and what’s next? A long season just became longer.

  • November 17, 2009  - Gary says:

    God bless the NFL for having a tough policy on drugs.

  • November 17, 2009  - jimbo says:

    Bowe is a frigging idiot. albeit a talented one.
    Does this mean that he loses 4 weeks of pay?

  • November 17, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    lol… WOW so the first thing people respond is that he was on drugs and he was the one that was wrong… how about the coach said he was overwieght when he showed up to camp so he took a diuretic to get his weight down.

    Its great though to see that Bowe’s numbers are way down considering that last years offense was considered inept yet he had 700 some odd yards and 7 TDs. Just goes to show that this offense is even more inept. I personally am not going to enjoy watching the chiefs doing their impression of the Browns last night; this weekend in KC…

  • November 17, 2009  - Kenny says:

    I guess we are running the football…

  • November 17, 2009  - Don W says:

    Darn, it was a diuretic he took. I was hoping the “performance enhancing substance” was stick-um to help him catch more balls.

    Seriously, this stinks. We need all our personnel on the field.

    What’s next for the “Keystone Chiefs”?

  • November 17, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    LOL… Don W, that was funny. By the way sorry my yardage totals were screwed up, it’s more like 1,022 yards and 7 TDs, that makes the offense sound even worse under the offensive Guru…

  • November 17, 2009  - Johnfromfairfax says:

    Mad Chief,

    7 other posts until your prediction came true. You sir, are a psychic!

  • November 17, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    If I were Todd , I would sit down with Bowe and tell him that he should show up and pratice harder , knowing there is little chance of injury ,and help the WR staff and group into a HP level . Research training films and take this group to another level . Accent leadership !!!
    Give him a reward and maybe HE can be a part of taking the team up and help design caution signs for his Team on making the right moves .
    How do youall think he feels .

  • November 17, 2009  - Stiv says:

    This is a good example of why players should maintain their fitness level year round.

    Bowe came into camp 30 freaking pounds over weight and he wasn’t the only one who got fat and lazy in the off season.

    For the Chiefs to scale the heights it’s going to take year round discipline. That’s obviously something the former regime didn’t indoctrinate in to the team.

    “You play to win the game.” But that doesn’t happen if you spend the off season drinking beer and eating BBQ.

    Bowe has never struck me as a cerebral player, this just fortifies that notion.

  • November 17, 2009  - ED says:

    First time I heard the news shocked and disappointed. Just hope Chambers, Wade, Long, and Bradley can step up and make some plays till he get back.

  • November 18, 2009  - Behind Enemy Lines says:

    Jim Lloyd,
    Bowe can’t practice with the team during his suspension…unfortunately.

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