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Da`Quan Bowers, NFL player, accused of having gun at New York airport

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2012, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers (91) walks off the field during an NFL football game in New Orleans. Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, after police found a loaded handgun in his luggage, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File) Bill Feig

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers (91) walks off the field during an NFL football game in New Orleans on Dec. 16, 2012
File, AP Photo/Bill Feig

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - An NFL player was arrested for allegedly bringing a handgun at a New York airport, police said.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da`Quan Bowers was arraigned Monday on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and posted $10,000 bond.

Authorities said Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport as he was about to board a US Airways flight to Raleigh, N.C. after police found a .40-caliber weapon in his carry-on bag.

Bowers played college football for Clemson University and was chosen by the Buccaneers in the 2011 NFL draft.

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