Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 2/18/13
Per NBC News New York, Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was arrested and charged with second degree criminal possession of a weapon. According to the report, Bowers scheduled to board a flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Raleigh, North Carolina when a .40 caliber handgun was found in his bag at the check-in counter. However, a later report by New York Star Ledger’s Mike Garafalo says Queens district attorney spokeswoman stated Bowers told the counter at check-in he had a gun in the bag. Bucs’ general manager Mark Dominik said in a short statement that the team will “withhold comment” until all the facts are known. The charge is a very serious offense and if convicted, Bowers faces a minimum of 3.5 years in prison. Per the description below (via the New York law), he will have a tough time fighting the charge: NoticeA person is guilty of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree pursuant to New York Penal Law 265.03(3) when that person possesses a loaded f...
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