NFL's Da'Quan Bowers busted on gun charge at LaGuardia Airport - FOX 13 News

NFL's Da'Quan Bowers busted on gun charge at LaGuardia Airport

Posted: Updated:
Da'Quan Bowers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football team. (NFL/AP Photo) Da'Quan Bowers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football team. (NFL/AP Photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Port Authority Police arrested Da'Quan Bowers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at LaGuardia Airport Monday morning after officers found a loaded handgun in his carryon bag, the Queens District Attorney's Office confirmed to Fox 5.

Bowers, a defensive end, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, authorities said.

The weapon in question was a .40-caliber pistol, according to one report.

Bowers was supposed to fly on a US Airways flight to Raleigh, North Carolina, when he was arrested.

He was due to be arraigned sometime Monday evening, the D.A.'s office said.

Bowers, once considered a possible number one draft choice, was selected as the first pick of the second round of the 2011 NFL draft.

  • Sports NewsSports NewsMore>>

  • NY grand jury to weigh charges for Tony Stewart

    NY grand jury to weigh charges for Tony Stewart

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:43:05 GMT
    A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by county sheriff's investigators.
    A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by county sheriff's investigators.
  • Facing child abuse charges, Adrian Peterson absent from Sunday game

    Facing child abuse charges, Adrian Peterson absent from Sunday game

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:43:12 GMT
    Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England.
    Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England. 
  • Wedding forces rescheduling of college football game

    Wedding forces rescheduling of college football game

    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices