NewsOk - The chaplain for the University of Oklahoma football team was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly lured a man from his house by offering a bogus vehicle test drive and then stealing prescription medications while the man was gone.
Kent Bowles, 45, of Norman, who also serves as regional representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a national sports ministry, was arrested on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, larceny, concealment of stolen property and obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check or false pretenses.
Norman police were called about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday to a disturbance in the 2000 block of Morning Dew Trail and entered a house after hearing sounds of distress. Inside, they found the resident and Bowles. When officers asked Bowles if he had anything concealed on him, Bowles admitted that he had taken pills from the home.
The officer retrieved several types of pills from Bowles’ pockets, including Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.
Bowles, who identified himself to police as an FCA representative, explained that he was at the home because the owner had agreed to test drive a GMC vehicle as part of a fund-raising event for the organization. Bowles claimed that for every 100 test drives, the Ferguson GMC dealership would make a donation to the FCA.
Ok I’ll admit it, kind of a bad look for a team chaplain to be caught stealing prescription drugs. In an ideal world you don’t want to be a minister getting arrested for larceny and possession, at least as far as your reputation is concerned. But you know what, this is one of the biggest college football programs in the country that we’re talking about. This is Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner. I want my team chaplain to have a little bit of an edge to him. Need it for the locker room. Seriously what are you gonna do this weekend when #14 K State comes into town, gently get on your knees and softly pray that they don’t stomp the shit out of you? Got to man up, put a helmet on somebody and knock their ass out. Kill or be killed out there. And that attitude all starts with a team priest that ain’t afraid to lure guys out of their houses with offers of bogus test drives and stealing all their Oxy and dumping it directly into his face. Do you Chaplain Bowles, do you bro.
PS – Still the best chaplain in the game: