We thought the saga of Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe and the “importing” phenomenon was over.
Former teammate Eddie Kennison, in an appearance on WHB in Kansas City (via SportsRadioInterviews.com), said the Bowe’s initial reaction to the news of the “importing” story was to deny it.
“I was surprised with the article because immediately when I heard it, I called Dwayne and we talked,” Kennison said. “He said, ‘Eddie K, I’ve never talked to this guy before. I don’t know where this is coming from.’ My question, I guess is to the writer who wrote the article. He quoted Dwayne in this article and to me that raises the question, if you quoted the guy, then that means the guy said it. So that leaves me a little bit skeptical about whether Dwayne really said it or not. Dwayne said he didn’t. I believe Dwayne. I don’t know the writer. I’m not saying that it’s not true, but I believe Dwayne Bowe on it because he told me he did not say it.”
It could be that Kennison told Bowe that the Internet hack whose name appears at the top of this item was the author of the article, and thus the person to whom Bowe gave the quotes. But he gave the quotes to ESPN The Magazine. So if Bowe denied he spoke to me, he’s right. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t speak to ESPN.
Besides, if Bowe truly didn’t say it, the Chiefs would have likely made a big stink about the situation.
Moreover, Kennison didn’t exactly deny that it occurred. “Let’s get something straight in what the article said because the article said that there were girls imported and that there was one for every room,” Kennison said. “Well I can attest that there was no girl in my room in 2007 on the San Diego trip.”
So, in other words, Kennison was careful to cover his own ass. The rest of his former teammates are on their own.