Bowers arrested on gun charges


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Da'Quan Bowers Photo
Pos: DE   Height: 6-4   Weight: 277   Hometown: Bamberg, SC (Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS)  
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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spacer Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
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savagetiger
spacer Well holy crap. Didn't see this coming fom Bowers
nkickha
spacer sounds like another case of forgetting about the gun
camcgee®
spacer and another case of forgetting about the bullets***
clemsonsuzi®
spacer The bullets weren't in the gun
NYCtiger
spacer Fedex that thing home man.
Ctigermae
spacer Re: Fedex that thing home man.
Dugatiger®
spacer Thats jail time in NY. Sucks for him.***
tigerpaw80®
spacer NY is the last place you want to be arrested on a gun charge***
NewEnglandTiger
spacer Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
clemsonsuzi®
spacer Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
bohsandos
spacer Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
BobRoss
spacer Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
bohsandos
spacer I carry a gun. Does that make me a thug? What a ridiculous
TigerScott88®
spacer Re: I carry a gun. Does that make me a thug? What a ridiculous
bohsandos
spacer probably to defend yourself
CU_Kobe_24®
spacer Re: probably to defend yourself
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6***
AllTimeClemson
spacer He told the agent at the CHECK IN COUNTER that he had it
NYCtiger
spacer Re: He told the agent at the CHECK IN COUNTER that he had it
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Not that it's any of your business, but I am a business
TigerScott88®
spacer If your story is true provide a link to the news story of...
tigerking79
spacer here ya go.....
cutiger250
spacer tigerking, is your name Toby
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spacer Obama, is that you? Nice of you to take a moment away from
GWPTiger®
spacer Re: Obama, is that you? Nice of you to take a moment away from
bohsandos
spacer Re: Obama, is that you? Nice of you to take a moment away from
shellac23
spacer How long is that one going to last?***
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spacer Re: I carry a gun. Does that make me a thug? What a ridiculous
BMWTiger94
spacer I thought about it, and there's no other reasonable response
I4CUTigers
spacer You are an extremely ignorant person.***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer bohsandos -
carolinachef
spacer Re: bohsandos -
bohsandos
spacer Only if you hold it sideways while busting a cap.***
AppTiger02
spacer Re: I carry a gun. Does that make me a thug? What a ridiculous
Dugatiger®
spacer My 76 year old Mother in law and my 70 year old mother
mpercy®
spacer Re: My 76 year old Mother in law and my 70 year old mother
bohsandos
spacer Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
boytmusic
spacer Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
bohsandos
spacer I'm guessing he wasn't really thinking at all***
GWPTiger®
spacer ANd that is why I never put any of my handguns in my
Spud®
spacer Re: Da'Quan........... what were you thinking??!!
Dugatiger®
spacer Might have forgotten it was there
MackDaddy®
spacer Hmm, this doesn't make good sense
hleapha
spacer Come on man!***
SouthLowerUG
spacer Whoopdee Freak'n Doo.***
attheesso®
spacer Had a friend get popped at Charlotte-Douglas.
SugarBowlSon
spacer Re: Had a friend get popped at Charlotte-Douglas.
Country Gentleman®
spacer So is drinking a soda from a too-large container
mpercy®
spacer Just like when Giulani banished strip clubs from times...
tigerking79
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monckscornertiger
spacer Boom
FLTiger87
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Agedtiger
spacer I'm not going to jump to conclusions on this until we get
TigerD4Him
spacer Im not sure carrying a loaded gun in an airport is normal...
TigerStyle13®
spacer Sure it is
mpercy®
spacer Re: Im not sure carrying a loaded gun in an airport is normal...
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Except it wasn't loaded.***
ShawnC
spacer By New York law ....every gun in Walmart is loaded***
MackDaddy®
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tomatiger
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jonshep16
spacer Oh no, if that were the case he wouldve already done his***
cupton®
spacer time and released to play again like Vic Hampton and others***
cupton®
spacer Updated***
Crump®
spacer Da'Quan is the last former tiger I would imagine
CU_Kobe_24®
spacer OUCH..................
clemsonsuzi®
spacer Re: OUCH..................
SIGMA1914
spacer it has nothing to do with being registered or not.
clemsonsuzi®
spacer Re: it has nothing to do with being registered or not.***
SIGMA1914
spacer Re: it has nothing to do with being registered or not.
SIGMA1914
spacer Oh so clearly an oversight on his part...whew***
cupton®
spacer Yeah. If you live in NY***
ShawnC
spacer You don't***
ShawnC
spacer None of my guns are registered, but I'm law-abiding
mpercy®
spacer Re: OUCH..................
74paws
spacer And apparently "loaded" does not mean "loaded"
Mighty Zep®
spacer Re: And apparently "loaded" does not mean "loaded"
deroberts
spacer A knock on the University
TigerSHARKey®
spacer Re: A knock on the University
armsb
spacer Hardly.***
tigrjm76®
spacer Re: A knock on the University
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
tigerpathmd®
spacer Where exactly is it ok to have a loaded gun in an airport?***
TigerStyle13®
spacer Re: Where exactly is it ok to have a loaded gun in an airport?***
tigerpathmd®
spacer Loaded, in an airport
tigertrain®
spacer Re: Loaded, in an airport
tigerpathmd®
spacer He hasn't been to trial yet over this, so wait for that then
tigerking79
spacer Are you serious? Get over yourself. Mistakes happen...
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Are you serious? Get over yourself. Mistakes happen...
carolinachef
spacer I'm not exactly sure what you disagree with because I never
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Forgetting that you brought your blow with you, can get...
tigerking79
spacer it wasn't loaded...
NYCtiger
spacer In lots of airports, perfectly legal
mpercy®
spacer Re: Where exactly is it ok to have a loaded gun in an airport?***
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Yeah, totally asinine
uproar84®
spacer Re: Yeah, totally asinine
tigerpathmd®
spacer Re: Yeah, totally asinine
SIGMA1914
spacer Re: Yeah, totally asinine
74paws
spacer Did he say that? He simply made the point that Bowers doesnt
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
wsthomp
spacer Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
mpercy®
spacer Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
mpercy®
spacer Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
mpercy®
spacer Bowers may want to check out this lawyer
mpercy®
spacer Re: Bowers may want to check out this lawyer
mpercy®
spacer Re: Ny's asinine gun laws strike again
shellac23
spacer If that was true then he would deserve jail time
Mighty Zep®
spacer Looks like Bowers has been infected with USCitis
coachmac
spacer Anyone who never forgot anything at the airport cast the
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer No it is not
TigerStyle13®
spacer Well you missed the point.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Well you missed the point.
bohsandos
spacer You lack self-awareness if you think you are incapable of
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: You lack self-awareness if you think you are incapable of
bohsandos
spacer Uh... have you ever driven a car? Do we really need to do
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Uh... have you ever driven a car? Do we really need to do
bohsandos
spacer Please explain what 'design' has to do with this?
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Guns almost never kill people
mpercy®
spacer Re: Uh... have you ever driven a car? Do we really need to do
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Re: You lack self-awareness if you think you are incapable of
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Re: You lack self-awareness if you think you are incapable of
bohsandos
spacer Well, they give olympic medals for shooting
mpercy®
spacer I"m a gun owner
tiger_thom®
spacer I'm not saying they are the same thing, I'm saying how much
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: I'm not saying they are the same thing, I'm saying how much
carolinachef
spacer You are confusing the belief that you would never
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Well you missed the point.
viztiz
spacer If you're a responsible gun owner you don't forget where...
tigerking79
spacer So you've never realized you were carrying a pocket knife
MackDaddy®
spacer Re: No it is not
bohsandos
spacer Re: Anyone who never forgot anything at the airport cast the
ggsgamecock
spacer Re: Anyone who never forgot anything at the airport cast the
carolinachef
spacer Seems to me he planned on checking it just like
mpercy®
spacer Never knew a ticket, a passport, or being empty on gas...
tigerking79
spacer Re: Never knew a ticket, a passport, or being empty on gas...
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Re: Football Player Update: Da'Quan Bowers arrested on gun charge
Sand Tiger®
spacer Well he reported it so...
ancientorange
spacer It is not illegal to carry a gun into an airport ....
DireTiger®
spacer Re: It is not illegal to carry a gun into an airport ....
74paws
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