Dan Connor, a linebacker picked up by the New York Giants after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys, was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport yesterday after TSA agents spotted a switchblade in his carry-on bag.
The knife being carred by Connor, 27, “was first observed on an x-ray machine monitor by a TSA Officer,” Philadelphia police said in a statement.
Philadelphia police were summoned and took Connor into custody.
Connor, a Philly native who lives in Charlotte, is charged with illegal weapons possession. He ws released without bail pending a hearing.
Connor entered the NFL as a third-round pick out of Penn State. He played his first four seasons with the Panthers before a single go-round with the Cowboys last year.
He signed with the Giants this year with hopes of replacing Super Bowl hero Chase Blackburn at middle linebacker in a similar 4-3 defense to what he played in Caroline (Dallas employs a 3-4).
Insiders, however, have said that the off-season favorite in the middle is Mark Hertzlig.
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