reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe
has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating its policy against using performance-enhancing substances. Bowe's suspension will begin immediately, the team said Tuesday, adding it would not comment further.
ESPN’s Adam Shefter reports
Bowe was taking a diuretic to lose weight in training camp and knew the suspension was coming. Knowing he was unlikely to win in appeal, Bowe decided not to fight the decision.
Bowe will miss games against the Steelers, Chargers, Broncos, and Bills. He’ll then return for the final three games of the year, against the Browns, Bengals, and Broncos.
Players can face suspension for performance enhancing substances for testing positive for anabolic steroids, or certain diuretics that are considered masking agents. Players can also be suspended for failing to show up for testing. There’s no word
on what Bowe’s situation might be.
The last Chiefs player suspended for performance enhancing substances was OL John Welbourn. He missed the first six games of the 2006 season, after serving a four-game suspension in 2005.