The Chiefs are doing the legally expedient, and football pragmatic thing with Dwayne Bowe.
Since the letter of the law precludes them from punishing him after his arrest for marijuana possession, they’re going to put him right back on the field Sunday night against the Broncos.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed earlier reports that Bowe would play, and took it a step further when meeting with reporters.
“It is a legal matter and that’s the way we’ll handle it,” Reid said, via Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. “Let it run its course there. Dwayne will play, he’ll start.”
If Bowe happened to be a backup safety and special teamer, or there was more certainty about the charges, there’s a chance the Chiefs could still have come up with a way to make a statement.
But in a game in which they’ll need every point they can find, it’s hardly a surprise they’ve chosen this path.