Bowers could get leniency from New York authorities


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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 TampaBay.com, former Clemson All-American Da'Quan BowersDa'Quan Bowers
Sr. Defensive End
#93 6-4, 277
Bamberg, SC

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could get a favorable outcome to his arrest for bringing a gun to New York's LaGuardia Airport. There appears to be no criminal intent on Bowers' behalf and the gun according to several reports was registered in another state.

Also working in his favor: The jurisdiction. The Queens County District Attorney takes a more lenient approach to possession cases like Bowers’, according to attorneys.

“The state of New York doesn’t care what the federal law is or what other states’ laws are,” said attorney Jay K. Goldberg, who does not represent Bowers. “But the Queens DA has a very pragmatic approach if the gun is registered somewhere else.”

Bowers’ .40 caliber handgun is believed to be legally owned in South Carolina, his home state.

“It might not be that bad,” Goldberg added. “I’ve been very successful in Queens, in some cases even getting (charges) dismissed.”

Bowers' own attorney, Dennis Coppin of Bayside, N.Y., also expressed confidence things will work out, telling Bloomberg News, “After a full and fair investigation of the facts and circumstances regarding this registered firearm, Mr. Bowers will be fully exonerated.”

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