Posted February 18, 2013

Report: Bucs DE Da’Quan Bowers arrested for carrying handgun

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Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. (Getty Images)

Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. (Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York City Monday morning after police discovered he was illegally carrying a handgun, reports NBCNewYork.com.

Bowers was arrested at an airport check-in counter after a loaded .40 caliber gun was found in his carry-on bag, spokesmen for the Port Authority and the Queens District Attorney’s office said. Bowers was to board a US Airways flight to Raleigh, N.C.

Bowers was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and is scheduled to appear in court Monday night. A team spokesman said Bowers is declining comment as the organization investigates.

Bowers, a second-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, finished the 2012 season with 10 tackles and three sacks after missing the first six games with a torn Achilles tendon.


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GiantKnights
GiantKnights

NY is probably the worst place in this country to get pinched for illegal gun possession. 

M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

Geez guys, give him a break. He's moonlighting during the off-season as an Air Marshall. He brought the gun, but forgot his Air Marshall badge. That's the real problem.

donald5
donald5

Must have slipped his mind  

Degoody
Degoody like.author.displayName 1 Like

How do you not know that there is a gun in your luggage?