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by TigerNet Staff - Monday, February 18, 2013 5:36 PM
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Years Played: 2008 - 2010
According to NBC New York, former Clemson All-American defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrested at New York's LaGuardia Airport Monday morning after it was discovered he was carrying a loaded .40 caliber handgun in his carry-on bag.

According to the NFL Network, a spokeswoman for the Queen's District Attorney's Office said that Bowers has been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon of the 2nd degree and has a court appointment scheduled for Monday night. The spokeswoman also said Bowers did not try to go through security. Instead when he got to the check-in counter, he told the airline that he had a gun in his carry-on bag.

A second degree criminal possession of a firearm is a class C felony in New York which is the same charge received by Plaxico Burress when he accidentally shot himself a few years ago. From the Tampa Bay site The Pewter Plank:

Second degree criminal possession of a firearm is a class C felony in New York. For reference, this is the exact same charge that Plaxico Burress faced following his accidental self-injury with a firearm several years ago. Burress spent two years in prison after pleading guilty to the charges, and receiving a plea bargain. This is a very serious, very difficult situation for Bowers, as the state of New York is very tight about gun laws. The fact that it took place in an airport compounds matters, and the case will surely find its way to a grand jury, much like Burress’ case did.


Bowers is the most decorated player in Clemson history. In 2010, he won the Nagurski Award as the top defensive player in college football as selected by the Football Writers Association, and the Ted Hendricks Award as the top defensive end in college football. He was also a finalist for the Lombardi Award and the Bednarik Award. He is the first player in Clemson history to win either of those national awards and was just the second Clemson player to be a finalist for the Lombardi Award. Bowers was also a unanimous All-American and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He is just the fourth unanimous first-team All-American in Clemson history.

Bowers has played defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the last two years.


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Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
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Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
savagetiger
Well holy crap. Didn't see this coming fom Bowers
nkickha
sounds like another case of forgetting about the gun
camcgee®
and another case of forgetting about the bullets***
clemsonsuzi®
The bullets weren't in the gun
NYCtiger
Fedex that thing home man.
Ctigermae®
Re: Fedex that thing home man.
Dugatiger®
Thats jail time in NY. Sucks for him.***
tigerpaw80®
NY is the last place you want to be arrested on a gun charge***
NewEnglandTiger
Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
clemsonsuzi®
Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
bohsandos
Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
BobRoss
Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
bohsandos
I carry a gun. Does that make me a thug? What a ridiculous
scottoutdoors71®
Re: I carry a gun. Does that make me a thug? What a ridiculous
bohsandos
probably to defend yourself
CU_Kobe_24®
Re: probably to defend yourself
allorangeallthetime52®
Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6***
AllTimeClemson
He told the agent at the CHECK IN COUNTER that he had it
NYCtiger
Re: He told the agent at the CHECK IN COUNTER that he had it
CUalum79ALLn65®
Not that it's any of your business, but I am a business
scottoutdoors71®
If your story is true provide a link to the news story of...
tigerking79®
here ya go.....
cutiger250®
tigerking, is your name Toby
deleted
Obama, is that you? Nice of you to take a moment away from
GWPTiger®
Re: Obama, is that you? Nice of you to take a moment away from
bohsandos
Re: Obama, is that you? Nice of you to take a moment away from
shellac23
How long is that one going to last?***
deleted
Re: I carry a gun. Does that make me a thug? What a ridiculous
BMWTiger94
I thought about it, and there's no other reasonable response
I4CUTigers
You are an extremely ignorant person.***
Completely Solid Orange®
bohsandos -
carolinachef
Re: bohsandos -
bohsandos
Only if you hold it sideways while busting a cap.***
AppTiger02
Re: I carry a gun. Does that make me a thug? What a ridiculous
Dugatiger®
My 76 year old Mother in law and my 70 year old mother
mpercy®
Re: My 76 year old Mother in law and my 70 year old mother
bohsandos
Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
boytmusic
Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
bohsandos
I'm guessing he wasn't really thinking at all***
GWPTiger®
ANd that is why I never put any of my handguns in my
Spud
Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
Dugatiger®
Might have forgotten it was there
MackDaddy®
Hmm, this doesn't make good sense
hleapha®
Come on man!***
SouthLowerUG
Whoopdee Freak'n Doo.***
attheesso®
Had a friend get popped at Charlotte-Douglas.
SugarBowlSon®
Re: Had a friend get popped at Charlotte-Douglas.
Country Gentleman®
So is drinking a soda from a too-large container
mpercy®
Just like when Giulani banished strip clubs from times...
tigerking79®
Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
monckscornertiger
Boom
CATiger87
Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
Agedtiger
I'm not going to jump to conclusions on this until we get
TigerD4Him
Im not sure carrying a loaded gun in an airport is normal...
TigerStyle13®
Sure it is
mpercy®
Re: Im not sure carrying a loaded gun in an airport is normal...
CUalum79ALLn65®
Except it wasn't loaded.***
ShawnC
By New York law ....every gun in Walmart is loaded***
MackDaddy®
Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
tomatiger
Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
jonshep16
Oh no, if that were the case he wouldve already done his***
cupton®
time and released to play again like Vic Hampton and others***
cupton®
Updated***
Crump®
Da'Quan is the last former tiger I would imagine
CU_Kobe_24®
OUCH..................
clemsonsuzi®
Re: OUCH..................
SIGMA1914
it has nothing to do with being registered or not.
clemsonsuzi®
Re: it has nothing to do with being registered or not.***
SIGMA1914
Re: it has nothing to do with being registered or not.
SIGMA1914
Oh so clearly an oversight on his part...whew***
cupton®
Yeah. If you live in NY***
ShawnC
You don't***
ShawnC
None of my guns are registered, but I'm law-abiding
mpercy®
Re: OUCH..................
74paws
And apparently "loaded" does not mean "loaded"
Mighty Zep®
Re: And apparently "loaded" does not mean "loaded"
deroberts®
A knock on the University
TigerSHARKey
Re: A knock on the University
armsb
Hardly.***
tigrjm76®
Re: A knock on the University
CUalum79ALLn65®
Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
tigerpathmd
Where exactly is it ok to have a loaded gun in an airport?***
TigerStyle13®
Re: Where exactly is it ok to have a loaded gun in an airport?***
tigerpathmd
Loaded, in an airport
tigertrain
Re: Loaded, in an airport
tigerpathmd
He hasn't been to trial yet over this, so wait for that then
tigerking79®
Are you serious? Get over yourself. Mistakes happen...
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Are you serious? Get over yourself. Mistakes happen...
carolinachef
I'm not exactly sure what you disagree with because I never
Completely Solid Orange®
Forgetting that you brought your blow with you, can get...
tigerking79®
it wasn't loaded...
NYCtiger
In lots of airports, perfectly legal
mpercy®
Re: Where exactly is it ok to have a loaded gun in an airport?***
CUalum79ALLn65®
Yeah, totally asinine
uproar84®
Re: Yeah, totally asinine
tigerpathmd
Re: Yeah, totally asinine
SIGMA1914
Re: Yeah, totally asinine
74paws
Did he say that? He simply made the point that Bowers doesnt
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
wsthomp®
Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
mpercy®
Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
mpercy®
Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
mpercy®
Bowers may want to check out this lawyer
mpercy®
Re: Bowers may want to check out this lawyer
mpercy®
Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
shellac23
If that was true then he would deserve jail time
Mighty Zep®
Looks like Bowers has been infected with USCitis
coachmac
Anyone who never forgot anything at the airport cast the
Completely Solid Orange®
No it is not
TigerStyle13®
Well you missed the point.
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Well you missed the point.
bohsandos
You lack self-awareness if you think you are incapable of
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: You lack self-awareness if you think you are incapable of
bohsandos
Uh... have you ever driven a car? Do we really need to do
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Uh... have you ever driven a car? Do we really need to do
bohsandos
Please explain what 'design' has to do with this?
Completely Solid Orange®
Guns almost never kill people
mpercy®
Re: Uh... have you ever driven a car? Do we really need to do
CUalum79ALLn65®
Re: You lack self-awareness if you think you are incapable of
CUalum79ALLn65®
Re: You lack self-awareness if you think you are incapable of
bohsandos
Well, they give olympic medals for shooting
mpercy®
I"m a gun owner
tiger_thom®
I'm not saying they are the same thing, I'm saying how much
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: I'm not saying they are the same thing, I'm saying how much
carolinachef
You are confusing the belief that you would never
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Well you missed the point.
viztiz®
If you're a responsible gun owner you don't forget where...
tigerking79®
So you've never realized you were carrying a pocket knife
MackDaddy®
Re: No it is not
bohsandos
Re: Anyone who never forgot anything at the airport cast the
ggsgamecock
Re: Anyone who never forgot anything at the airport cast the
carolinachef
Seems to me he planned on checking it just like
mpercy®
Never knew a ticket, a passport, or being empty on gas...
tigerking79®
Re: Never knew a ticket, a passport, or being empty on gas...
CUalum79ALLn65®
Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
Sand Tiger
Well he reported it so...
ancientorange
It is not illegal to carry a gun into an airport ....
gringohoneymoon®
Re: It is not illegal to carry a gun into an airport ....
74paws
Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
ptong®
Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
gamecockgator
Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
CUalum79ALLn65®
Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
ptong®


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