Article by Ian Oland, RMNB
Wednesday morning, the Capitals’ top defense prospect, Madison Bowey, posted a six second Instagram video of himself taking a drag from, in the words of Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski, “a long, loosely rolled brown-wrapper smoke of undetermined ingredients.” Wyshynski reported that the Hershey defenseman blew a cloud of smoke at the camera on his phone. An hour after posting, Bowey deleted the video.
Unfortunately for Bowey, screenshots of his video were already circulating around the internet because that’s how social media works when you’re a famous athlete. Wyshynski gave the young defenseman the type of national attention no one in the organization wants, posting the images to Yahoo.
On Thursday, word broke from the The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan that the “team spoke with Bowey yesterday morning and the matter was handled internally.”
It’s unknown if Bowey received or will receive any punishment for the matter. The Bears play three games in three nights this weekend. The first game of their three in three is an away game on Friday against the Springfield Thunderbirds.
According to an article on Civilized, the NHL — unlike the NBA and NFL — does not punish players for using marijuana.