In the May 21st issue of ESPN The Magazine, Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe detailed how his teammates used Facebook to coordinate meetups with women on the road. ESPN.com summarizes the story...
Calling it "importing," Bowe said the women were flown in three or four days in advance and took up the entire floor of the hotel. He said the women knew just about everything about the players.
"You hear stories about groupies hanging out in hotel lobbies, but some of my teammates had it set up so there was a girl in every room. The older guys get on MySpace and Facebook a week before we go to a city; when a pretty one writes back, they arrange to fly her in three or four days in advance," Bowe told ESPN The Magazine.
After practice on Thursday, Kent Babb of Kansascity.com reports that Bowe apologized for these comments and tried to play it off as a joke.
I'm going to say it one time and one time only: I apologize to the organization, the team, those guys who I put in a bind. My words was misunderstood and baseless and were said without malice. Everybody who know Dwayne Bowe know my personality, knows I'm a jokester, knows I like to have fun and stuff like that. Now, it taught me I got to take things serious and think before you talk because words can get you in trouble. I'm all about football now. That's over. That chapter is closed. I'm doing great in football right now, and that's all I'm looking forward to.
Bowe went on to say that he was misquoted. Can you blame him? If a magazine quoted me saying I knew people that still used MySpace I'd be in full denial mode myself.