Bowe was pulled over for speeding when police said they smelled marijuana in his car and subsequently found two containers with a little more than 10 grams of pot between them. The case is making its way through the system, with an April 16 court date looming and Bowe’s attorney filing a motion to suppress evidence found during the search, and Bowe took a moment Friday to release a statement through his lawyer walking back his previous comments.
“I just wanted to clear up a few things regarding the Riverside incident,” Bowe said in the statement, via the Kansas City Star. “I don’t believe I was racially profiled by the Riverside police department. I believe I was pulled over for speeding. I have seen the police reports and videos given to my attorney in this case, and I want people to know I was treated with courtesy and respect by the police. I regret speeding in Riverside and have driven through Riverside many times since Nov. 10 without a problem.”
Bowe is coming off a year that saw him catch 57 passes for 673 yards, the lowest yards per catch of his career, and said earlier this offseason that he wants to work on his endurance after feeling tired as the season wound down. Getting more from Bowe on the field and keeping things quiet off the field would be a big benefit for the Chiefs, who would also get a boost by adding a complement to Bowe in the draft.