Bowman emerging as CFL player, engaging personality

photo Former area prep standout and Oklahoma State football star Adarius Bowman has recovered from some personal setbacks to establish himself as a successful player in the Canadian Football League.

The infectious smile is back. After years of clinching his jaw so tightly he wonders how he didn't break his teeth, Adarius Bowman finally has reached a level of contentment and no longer is trying to outrun his past the way he would an opposing football defender.

And by refusing to allow others to define who he is by a very public mistake, the Canadian Football League wide receiver again has become comfortable letting both those who supported him and those who passed judgment see the outgoing personality he tried for so long to hold back.