Da’Quan Bowers was arrested for attempting to sneak a handgun past Airport Security. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was arrested this afternoon on charges stemming from attempting to pass by airport security with a loaded .40 caliber handgun, according to the Associated Press.
Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport as he was about to board a US Airways flight to Raleigh, N.C. Authorities say the loaded .40-caliber weapon was found during a search of his carry-on bag.
A Queens district attorney’s office spokeswoman says Bowers will be charged in Criminal Court.
Bowers played college football for Clemson University and was chosen by the Buccaneers in the 2011 NFL draft.
Bowers was drafted 51st overall in the 2011 draft after falling down draft boards due to medical concerns. He’s been a pretty level-headed player up to this point, overcoming injury to see the field for the Bucs.
The report indicates Bowers is still in custody and can’t be reached for comment. The team hasn’t released a statement on the incident either.
Bucs head coach Greg Schiano is a tough coach, one that wants no nonsense on his football team – it’ll be interesting to see how he handles this situation.
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