Dwayne Bowe issued the standard apology for being suspended for a week for a violation of the league’s drug policy.
“I am extremely sorry that I can’t be on the field for the first game of the 2014 season because I made an error in judgment,” he said. “I take responsibility for my mistake, and it will not happen again. I hope that my teammates, coaches, and Chiefs fans accept my sincere apology. I will be supporting my teammates in week one, and I cannot wait to get back on the field to help us win in week two and beyond as we work towards our goal of winning the Super Bowl.”
The real regret might be on the part of the Chiefs, for signing him a year ago.
His five-year, $56 million contract included $26 million in guarantees, including his $8.75 million salary this year.
He responded to the deal with a pedestrian 57 catches for 673 yards and five touchdowns last year, which might make the Chiefs wonder if the best plan is to use the suspension as grounds to try to get out from under an expensive mistake.