Kansas City, KS, United States (4E Sports) – The Kansas City Chiefs will open the season against the Tennessee Titans without wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, after getting a one-game suspension due to substance abuse.
Though being suspended, Bowe is still allowed to practice with the team and play the remaining games of the pre-season.
“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 stated.
Bowe also apologized to his teammates, coaches, and fans, taking responsibility for what happened.
The 29-year-old expressed his support for the team, looking forward to return and help the Chiefs win the Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs are primarily disappointed with the situation, according to ESPN.
The team said in a statement, “We are disappointed in the situation and will miss him on the field, but we support the league’s decision.”
Bowe’s recent suspension will cost him $514,705.
Junior Hemingway, A.J. Jenkins, Kyle Williams and rookie Albert Wilson are being considered as replacements.
This is not the first time Bowe got suspended violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
He was handed a four-game suspension in 2009 after a performance-enhancing substance violation.
Bowe was arrested November after alleged possession of marijuana; lesser charges were filed after he pleaded guilty in April.