KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will play Sunday night against Denver after his arrest for speeding and possession of marijuana over the weekend.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because he was not authorized to discuss the situation.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid gave a statement Wednesday morning, confirming that Bowe will start Sunday against the Broncos.
"Dwayne's been a team player since he's been here," Reid said.
Reid also said the team was solely focused on preparing for the game against the Broncos.
Bowe was pulled over for speeding Sunday in the Kansas City suburb of Riverside. Police said an officer smelled "a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle." He was cited for speeding and possession of a controlled substance, police said.
Bowe posted $750 bond and faces a Dec. 18 court appearance.
"I apologize to the Hunt family, Coach Reid, my teammates and Chiefs fans for the distraction I have caused the team this week. Due to the nature of the pending matter, I am unable to make any further comment on the situation," Bowe said in a statement.
In a statement from Bowe's attorney Kevin Regan, he said Bowe is "100% innocent."
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"We look forward to clearing his good name at our earliest opportunity," Regan also said in the statement.
Calls flooded into Sports Radio 810 with remarks about Bowe.
"I feel like the real Dwayne Bowe is the guy who maybe wants more balls but will keep his mouth shut to keep winning because he'll do what it takes to win games," one caller named Nate said.
"Well, I hope I speak for a lot of people that are fans here. For as many reasons that Dwayne has let us down, I think that Andy Reid has shown us some things to be proud of," another caller said.
Most people around the country are talking about what these charges could mean for the wide receiver, but teammates wouldn't say much.
"Well you know it's legal matters. We just want that legal process to take care of itself and have the league take care of itself," Chiefs Linebacker Tamba Hali said.
The Chiefs vs. Broncos game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Sunday.