The Royals finally had a decent season and Sporting is progressing nicely in the MLS playoffs. But the “Big Kahuna” of KC Sports obviously is, was, and probably always will be the Kansas City Chiefs.
And here we now are in the midst of a 9-0 start to the season, and what rears its ugly head, threatening to derail things, but THE DRUG WAR!
Everybody probably knows by now that Dwayne Bowe, one of the highest paid players in the NFL and wide receiver for the Chiefs, was arrested for a CRUMMY 10 grams of pot in Riverside, MO.
Having grown up “Norte Del Rio” I know that not only is Riverside one giant speed trap, but I’m also pretty sure there are “de facto pseudo-quasi” customs which may place “extra scrutiny” on drivers through that fine town whose skin produces an “excess of melanin.”
If you know what I mean…
I’m not trying to do my best impression of Al Sharpton here, but after being a criminal defense lawyer for around 15 years, the stories I hear from white drivers and those of “color” tend to skew towards far more scrutiny being placed on the latter.
I’m just saying, if Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was caught speeding through Riverside, with a few buddies, would he have even gotten a speeding ticket let alone had his car searched for whatever probable cause the officers used to justify said search?
So here we are living in a world where basically practically everything sucks and one of the best things the denizens of Kansas City have going for us – our our beloved Chiefs – and one cop couldn’t use the same discretion he’s probably used in the past where marijuana is concerned. Just given Mr. Bowe a ticket and let him go.
I’ve had a lot of clients tell me the cops have looked the “other way” where pot was concerned.
Mr. Bowe is now facing a possible four game suspension…for a blimey weed!
Although now we do know why he’s been dropping so many balls. And has anybody checked to see if the arresting officer is a Broncos Fan?