The Redemption Theory is part of a conspiracy movement that believes when the United States government went away from the gold standard, it sold out its own citizens. It insists that accounts holding $630K were created under fictitious names for every newborn American, allowing the country to borrow money using them as collateral.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will be seeking redemption from his teammates and fans on Sunday night. All eyes will be on No. 82 when the Chiefs play their divisional rival, the Denver Broncos, on a national stage. Bowe has made some key plays for Kansas City this year, but his overall accountability has been down.
As a rookie in 2007, Dwayne was second only to Adrian Peterson in voting for NFL Rookie of the Year. He had 70 receptions for 995 yards that year. He has had three 1000+ receiving seasons since. In 2010, Bowe had 72 catches for 1, 162 yards and 15 touchdowns, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl.
No. 82’s worst season was in 2009 when he spent four games on suspension for a positive performance enhancing drug test. Bowe finished the campaign with 47 catches for 589 yards, but based on averages, would’ve had 68-for-856.
The Chiefs’ wideout signed a five-year, $56 million contract back in March, and is making $750K this year. Bowe is on pace for 59 receptions for 656 yards and what would be his worst return yet. That’s barring any suspension he might receive for his marijuana possession arrest last weekend.
In Kansas City’s tenth game of the 2010 season, Bowe set career records for catches in a game (13) and yardage with 186. He also had two TDs in a contest with, yep, the Denver Broncos.
Members of the redemption movement also believe that they can reclaim the money vested to them and write checks against government accounts. The FBI regards the idea fraudulent, and the IRS imposes an additional penalty to those claiming it on a tax return.
If Bowe wants redemption within the Chiefs’ Kingdom, he best look back at his records from three years ago. If he can present some proof on Sunday against Denver that he’s not a fraud or sellout, a lot of debt will be forgiven.
Troy Alan is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TRantMedia.