OTC: D. Bowe Says Riverside Cops “Profiled” Him / KK Says Knock ‘Em Out To Win

“The people close around me and my team and the organization know I had nothing to do with that (marijuana arrest). I was being profiled. It will all come to light in February. It wasn’t a distraction (to the Chiefs) because my teammates know and my family knows. Like I said, I was being watched and being followed.”
Dwayne Bowe, in an interview with WHB’s The Border Patrol and former Chiefs wide receiver Eddie Kennison, 810 AM
GH: The Riverside police cited Bowe for driving 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. During the arrest they discovered Bowe’s wallet contained his driver’s license and Marijuana. Read a news report about the arrest from last November below.

“While questioning the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle. The (Riverside) officer then requested the driver and two passengers to get out of the vehicle. Once out of the vehicle the officer explained to the driver, who owned the vehicle, that he was a K-9 Officer and that the dog would alert to an illegal substance. Subsequently, inside of a black bag the officer discovered the wallet of the driver and vehicle owner, Dwayne L. Bowe, and two containers that had 6.6 grams and 3.8 grams respectively of what is believed to be marijuana in them. Bowe was then placed under arrest for the possession of a controlled substance. The K-9 alerted to a black backpack and inside of that was found a container that had 4.2 grams of what is believed to be marijuana in it.”
Fox4KC.com, news report on Bowe’s arrest in November 2013
GH: I don’t know if Bowe was “profiled” or “being watched and followed” because he was a black man driving an Audi in Riverside around midnight. Maybe the Riverside cops were waiting in the weeds for him…but that’s kind of what the police do, Dwayne. They set up speed traps to issue tickets to keep their streets safe and add to their city coffers. Unless the cops put the dope in your billfold and vehicle, you’re complaint should be directed at the mirror.

“If (Bowe) thought he was profiled before, wait until the cops hear that interview. I think the cops are going to be real interested in stopping Dwayne Bowe after that interview.”
Jeff Chadiha, NFL writer for EPSN, 810 AM

“I’m going to work out more on my work ethic. I’m going to get quicker and faster. I want to be one of those speedy quick guys.”
Dwayne Bowe, when asked his plans for the off-season, 810 AM
GH: Bowe said he would also like to lose five pounds and get down to about 208. He said he needs to work on his stamina because he was so tired at the end of the playoff game in Indianapolis. Looking for the Riverside Sonic at midnight is not the best route to achieving those goals, Dwayne.

“Having a fun time watching all of these WR’s for the upcoming NFL Draft…awesome group!”
Daniel Jeremiah, @MoveTheSticks, Twitter
GH: I’ve seen some mock drafts that have the Chiefs targeting a speedy quick wide receiver with their first pick. Apparently Bowe has as well.

“It’s a different environment.”
John Sundvold, on the difference in covering SEC basketball compared to the Big 12, 810 AM
GH: I have yet to warn to watching many SEC basketball games that don’t involve Missouri, Kentucky of Florida. I do have to say I may need to add Arkansas home games to that list – especially after the Hogs overtime thriller win over Kentucky Tuesday night. Suuuuueeee!

“If KU wins Saturday, the Big 12 is over.”
Carrington Harrison, on KU playing Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse, 610 AM
GH: Harrison isn’t the only one thinking this is a possibility just two weeks into the Big 12 basketball season. Kansas has looked that good since their upset loss at home to San Diego State on January 5th. Just ten days ago we were asking, “What’s wrong with Kansas?” Now we are wondering if there are enough teams left on their Big 12 schedule to make the next month interesting.

“I don’t know if people know what you look like, Carrington. Because once a week we still get people who are surprised that you are black.”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: I get people once a week who mention to me that they are surprised I listen to local sports talk radio. I don’t see the Arbitron ratings very often anymore and I don’t know how accurate they are with WHB not participating in them. What shows do you listen to and which ones do you avoid? With satellite radio now in so many cars, I fear the local talk shows are losing their audience.

“I think New England can go to China in the middle of the night and win! That’s one of the most prepared, physically tough teams. They are fun to watch. They will more than be ready to go out there with physical toughness and resilience.”
Louis Riddick, when asked about the Patriots chances of winning in Denver, 810 AM
GH: Riddick mentioned he was a former player under Belichick and his loyalty to his former coach was evident during this interview. Riddick became audibly upset while discussing the critics of his former coach and his lack of titles since Spygate. It was obvious to me that Riddick has no objectivity when it comes to Belichick and New England. Unfortunately, The Border Patrol duo allowed Riddick to go on and on about the prowess of the Pats without anyone challenging him or asking about his apparent lack of objectivity.

“I can’t think of one good reason why you wouldn’t just flat go head hunting! … I just think it’s a very easy choice. If I can knock a receiver out early in the game and set a tone and just get a 15-yard penalty for concussing him, I’d do it every time!”
Kevin Kietzman, who questioned why the 49ers don’t just target Seattle’s Percy Harvin and try to knock him out of the game because the penalty is not severe enough to prevent the defense from targeting offensive players, 810 AM
GH: KK can’t think of one good reason not to intentionally go after an opponent and injure him? Do the words “character” and “pride” have a place in his vocabulary? Belichick was found guilty of cheating with Spygate and his reputation will never be the same because of it. Cheating to win by playing outside the rules is often tempting but it just would not be satisfying to me. Winning truly is not the only thing.  

“Most guys that I run with, they’re watching gladiators! They think if you can hit somebody so hard it would kill them, that’s okay. (The NFL players) decided they wanted to play football. They don’t care if they live or die! They don’t know that guy! I’m just telling you, this is the way real men talk while watching football! You can judge it as pathetic but it is what it is.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: There are so many ridiculous statements in this paragraph we could slice it up and use the pieces for its own OTC column. Maybe the tribe of “real men” Kietzman runs with is as Neanderthal as he makes them sound. If so, I suggest he upgrade his posse to include a few Huns.

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28 Responses to OTC: D. Bowe Says Riverside Cops “Profiled” Him / KK Says Knock ‘Em Out To Win

  1. kylerohde says:

    Well, Harrison does have about the whitest name possible.

    • Tim says:

      The first time I heard his name mentioned on 610 (probably on Nick Wright’s show), I thought why did 610 hire a UK soccer player?

  2. JP says:

    Is KK aware of the bounty scandal that occurred just a few years ago. That is why you won’t hear teams discussing head hunting, even if it happens. Playoff football is a totally different breed and is kicked up a notch from the Regular Season. The Chiefs painfully found out. You must have the right attitude.

    I don’t know why Bowe is going on the radio, crying profiling. Not a smart move, considering that the prosecution will have that tape and use it against him. Just man up, get a better group of friends and move on Dwayne. The Chiefs will be going after WR help and Marquise Lee out of USC should be available when the Chiefs draft in the low 20’s.

    • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

      Why? Because Dwayne Bowe is an immature stoner buffoon, who borders on mentally handicapped, that’s why. He takes zero accountability for his own dumb decisions. Like many of his ilk, he takes the easy way out and blames the cops.

  3. brett says:

    riverside city hall should be required to issue an itemized report to its citizens detailing the cost to taxpayers of a marijuana possession arrest. how much for the k-9? hours spent by the cop on the paperwork? the evidence room guy? the prosecutor? the judge? the court clerk? the bailiff? the probation officer?

    methinks joe citizen would question the wisdom of pursuing minor weed offenses if he knew how much such a pursuit cost the taxpayers.

    dwayne will plead this out and pay a minimal fine that will come nowhere close to reimbursing the taxpayers for this fool’s errand.

    • FrankM says:

      brett, don’t worry about the taxpayers of Riverside – the Argosy will be footing the entire bill. They have more money than they know what to do with.

  4. Gavin says:

    Another reason to maybe not go headhunting? Ejection, suspension, fines, getting kicked out of the sport. Ask Sean Payton and Gregg Williams how headhunting works out for the health of your career.

    And OF COURSE the guys Kietzman runs with think they’re watching gladiators. Kietzman runs with former cheerleaders, BMW salesmen, and guys who want to manage his IRA. Those guys never played a single down of football so it’s a piece of cake for them to say “go out and kill a guy, it’d be fun for me to watch that shit.”

  5. Mike says:

    Here’s a quick piece of advice for Bowe: Treat the doobies like you have to with any alcohol…don’t do it in the car, and treat the effect like you would for alocohol. As in, don’t drive if you’re gonna be under the influence of it. It’s simple, really. And Sonic, while yummy, is great for if you want to develop a belly, not speed.
    Also, sports radio is mostly what I listen to, along with Stern. The Program, a small dose of KK, some BP or Bob, some DP show, and Stern. That’s it. Political radio? Hell no. Music radio? Not really. Homogenized formats have really ruined the industry. Sports radio, when done well, ties the listener to the sponsors in the best way possible, through attentive listening/participation.
    It’s too bad some people don’t/can’t/are unwilling to realize that. But, unlike homogenized music formats, for a sports format to be done well, you’ll need people, aka overhead.
    Some operators don’t want to invest in people to make it work. 810 and 610, thankfully, do invest. 102.5, and numerous smaller-town operators? Meh.

  6. Jim says:

    10 years from now when weed is legal in all 50 states and regulated just like the tobacco and alcohol industries, everyone is going to look back at the last 30 years of the “drug-war” just like people look at prohibition now. Everyone will think, “What the hell did they think they were doing?!” What a monumental waste of resources, money and man-power. Imagine the trillions spent on this fool’s errand that could have went into education, infrastructure and job creation. Maddening.

    • Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

      +1 The fact that pot is a Schedule 1 drug along with heroin, is idiotic all by itself. For reference, cocaine is Schedule 2.

      • Jim says:

        Guy, I watched a Frontline special a month or so back about the whole evolution of the drug war, classification of the various drugs, etc. While education as hell, I spent two hours shaking my head at the complete lunacy of that whole anti-weed crowd. Think big Pharma is going to want something legal that I can grown in my kitchen window sill that is a more effective pain reliever than anything they market for $30 a pill? Ummmm, no. But, that tide is turning.

        • Steve says:

          Watch “The House I Live In” about the War on Drugs. Great documentary. You’ll do even more head-shaking.

    • Brummy says:

      Exactly (seriously)! If we were using these resources for education, local sports radio would’ve been dead long ago.

      On an unrelated note; if speed traps were about safety then 169 would be the safest road in the state and the highway patrol would be the top crime fighters in the world. It must be lucrative though…seeing all 4×4 crime fighting machines used for safety traps.

    • BlackJack says:

      Exactly, but unfortunately with all of neo-con buffoons in office in these 2 great red states, KS and MO will be last of the 50 states to cave in and legalize it.

  7. mike says:

    “What shows do you listen to and which ones do you avoid?”

    Primarily in the car in the morning or early evening it’s on 810AM. Danny and Carrington can’t hold my attention. Fescoe and Cling are horrible. Keitzman is a jackass but compelling, Danny is grumpy but keeps the conversation flowing, he even inserts logic here and there. And the Border Patrol is awesome. Great chemistry, could do without the Herm Edwards and Sean Salsbury though. When BTL is extremely lame I run to Lazlo or briefly listen to 980’s afternoon claptrap. If all else fails its Doom Metal from my phone.

    But enough about me…

  8. JP says:

    “What shows do you listen to and which ones do you avoid?”

    Great question, depends on my moods. I have satellite radio and will usually listen to music going into work. I do check the Border Patrol (depending on guests), and usually catch Fescoe’s Top 10 list, which is sometimes funny, mostly “forced funny”. Middle of the day, I do live SVP and Russillo and some of the talk shows on Sirius. I do like Petro’s first hour, but when he gets in statistics mode and starts harping on his hundreds of fantasy teams, I tune out. I like the Glauber segments and anything where the guest smacks Petro around is amusing.

    Late afternoon, KK’s show tends to be dull with the Big XII or SEC Coaches Conference (aka the most boring hour on radio), but his ignorance is sometimes entertaining. Parkins isn’t bad, unless he gets hung up on something not sports related. TJ can be unlistenable with his college football buddies talk and his outright warped takes, he is easy to turn off.

  9. b12 says:

    What shows do I listen to?

    Mornings: Dare and/or Border Patrol, depending on what either show is doing.

    Midday: Petro, Rush, and/or 98.9, XM

    Afternooons: Kietzman, Dana and Parks (I know…cringe) and/or 98.9/XM

    This is the dead period for 810 for me. I’ll listen more when the Royals go to spring training.

    I try to listen to 610…but invariably tune out. Just haven’t acquired that taste.

    I think Pandora/other internet is a bigger obstacle to local radio than XM.

    XM is desperate enough they will do 6 months for $25 when I threaten to cancel.

    Dwayne Bowe is a perfect example of why the NCAA “student athlete” is a mockery.

    He’s probably the Dexter Manley of the ’10s or whatever we call this decade.

  10. Kerouac says:

    “I was being watched and being followed. I was being profiled.”

    – I can’t imagine why Dwayne; maybe they wanted an autograph after they saw the name (the one you point to all day long) on the back of your jersey/prestige license plate? Perhaps it was part of the game plan, nod the Colts same.)

    I drive classic muscle cars (the 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi seems draw the most attention if not ‘profiling’, my case. One difference? I never speed upon public thoroughfares, not even a little, so they never have suspicion/reason to follow me.

    Also, no dark tinted windows or in lieu simple earache, stereo turned up (with my windows down) so the folks in the car next to me get their teeth/fillings rattled/loosened. For good measure, also do not employ silver or gold accessories anywhere on my vehicle (or person, just a preference.)
    No spinners any upon my tires & doubly smart also never drive too slow. The fact I don’t wear a baseball cap backwards (in fact I don’t wear one at all) also has served me well.

    Dwayne, I guess ‘you just can’t get any separation’ – from DB’s or POPO’s; nod Casey Kasem (a latter day Funkmaster Flex, comparison), “keep your feet in bounds & keep reaching for the ball”.

  11. Brian Mills says:

    Man I don’t care if Bowe thinks the Men in Black are tailing him. I just want him to get two feet in bounds.

  12. JFP says:

    “There are so many ridiculous statements in this paragraph we could slice it up and use the pieces for its own OTC column. Maybe the tribe of “real men” Kietzman runs with is as Neanderthal as he makes them sound. If so, I suggest he upgrade his posse to include a few Huns.”

    I honestly don’t think that KK is too far off on this one, actually. Check the comments after every NFL concussion story online and a solid half of the folks giving their two cents worth say things like “that’s football!” and “they knew the risks!” Depending on context and perspective, the NFL can very much resemble gladiator bloodsport.

  13. Maff says:

    Ditka said it best, put ’em in leather helmets and the concussions will stop. While I have seen less missile shots by defensive players as in the past, there are still way too many plays where defenders just launch their bodies into the runners. It is real simple, you either make it two hand touch or you change the equipment. Way too many guys still lead with their heads. That will only stop with different equipment or two-hand touch.

  14. I would say that KK has gone full-on Peter Graves Airplane crazy with his apparent gladiator obsession, but then it becomes clear that KK probably hasn’t seen a gladiator movie in his life. If he’d ever watched the Spartacus series, for example, then he’d know that on the football field, people don’t get their faces carved off or their torsos hacked in half. KK needs to brush up on his gladiatorial history.

  15. Esteban Deandre Chinn says:

    I”m not sure that taking away helmets will lower concussions. I’ve seen too many instant replays where the concussions were from hitting someone’s knee or a perfectly legal tackle where the ball carrier’s helmet is whipped into the turf with nobody contacting the helmet at all.

  16. Kansas Marine says:

    Odd that KK is in favor of “knocking players out of the game,” when just a few months ago he was ripping Tim Grunhard for “bullying him in the workplace.” So bullying is fine, just not when it happens to Kevin?

  17. Rick says:

    What I DON’T Listen to: That crap show they have on mid-days on 610. BINK and LAKE or LINK and BLAKE, whatever it is. It is unlistenable. One guys talks non-stop about being fat and drinking Red Bull and eating food and then the other out-of-town guy just giggles and throws to commercial. BAD. And DANNY PERKINS is almost as bad. I have never heard him say one compelling thing. And that little white kid Carrington he has talks more than him. BAD SHOWS.

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