Bucs Player Charged With Bringing Gun Onboard LGA Flight
Updated: 02/19/2013 09:14 AM
By: NY1 News
A National Football League player is facing charges after authorities say he brought a gun to LaGuardia Airport on Monday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrested as he was about to board a US Airways flight to Raleigh, N.C.
Authorities say a .40-caliber gun was found during a search of Bowers' carry-on bag.
He was arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and posted $10,000 bond.
The charge carries a minimum of three and a half years in prison.
It's the same charge former Giants player Plaxico Burress was hit with when he accidentally shot himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub in 2008.
Bowers has played two seasons with Tampa Bay and recorded 13 tackles last year.
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