I hate it when this happens.
The choice, sometimes, is very hard.
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Open Letter to Dwayne Bowe
My 13 year old and your pot arrest
First of all I am not mad at you. My good opinion of you has not changed since you were arrested for marijuana a few days before the Chiefs most important game in recent history. I have been a Chiefs fan from afar my whole life and since my son (who turned 13 this week) is such a huge supporter I have become a much more active fan these last few years. We get up when it's still dark, put on our Chiefs stuff, and travel the 3 hours (we live in Springfield Mo.) to Arrowhead for every home game. He wants to get there early, get his face painted and enjoy the complete Arrowhead experience. We did this when you were losing and we've done it this year. This kid plans, hopes and literally prays for your success. Last year he spent all of his birthday money on a high end Dwayne Bowe jersey (over a hundred bucks) and wears it with pride. I don't think it's getting sent to the back of the closet with Matt Cassel due to last weekend's events. We attended training camp six times this year and one of those times you took the time to give him a high five, sign his Chiefs football and pose for a quick picture.
My son is a seventh grader and in his classes they have what they call a "planner". It's a log where they are to write down what went on that day and what the assignments are and it is to be turned in each Monday for grade points. For several weeks he was having a hard time getting it turned in, earning a "zero" and bringing his grade down. I finally made the ultimatum that if he can't get it handed in and get credit he would have to miss a Chiefs game. I wasn't asking for a certain grade, just that he do his best and complete what I called an ‘easy' assignment. I hated to make that threat, but I knew it was something he cared about strongly and I hoped it would be enough to keep his work on his mind and get it handed in. Well, it did. He wasn't going to sit out a Sunday at Arrowhead.
Coincidently the day before your arrest the subject of Marijuana came up at home. He asked me what it does, how bad it is, etc. I was unwilling to relate my own liberal views about pot (I really don't think a few grams is a big deal.) But I didn't want to lie. I told him I think the worst thing about Marijuana is the trouble it can get you in to. You can go to jail. You don't even have to smoke it, just having it in your pocket can get you arrested. You can get locked up for being in a car with people that have pot. It can create hurdles in getting what you want in life. Drugs and alcohol can cause problems for good people.
Dwayne, I'm not mad at you and I am not judging you. I'm not going to tell you you need to get sober. That's up to you to decide. We have all done stupid things. We have all disappointed people. I know I have. We don't know when or for how long, but it looks like unlike my son, you will be sitting out at least one week. Many Chiefs players have done far worse things, You didn't hurt anybody. But it looks to me like you didn't put the same importance on making sure you get to the game that my son did and that disappoints us. I want you to know in my view, the fact you were nice to my child for a few minutes is a far better measure of your character than the fact you were caught with a few grams of weed. Just get the "easy" part right.
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