Former Panther arrested at Philadelphia airport

Former Panther arrested at Philadelphia airport

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CHARLOTTE, NC - 2009: Dan Connor of the Carolina Panthers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by NFL Photos)

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 9 at 4:53 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police and team officials say New York Giants linebacker Dan Connor was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport after federal authorities alleged that a switchblade was found in his luggage. 

A police spokeswoman said Sunday that a Transportation Security Administration officer spotted the knife on an X-ray machine monitor as Connor was trying to enter an airport terminal at 9 a.m. Saturday. 

Police were called and the 27-year-old Connor was arrested and charged with possession of an offensive weapon. The police spokeswoman said he was released on his own recognizance. 

Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said team officials were aware of the situation and have spoken to Connor, "who is cooperating with the authorities in Philadelphia."  

Connor was drafted by the Panthers in the 2008 NFL draft. He played four seasons with the Panthers before signing with the Dallas Cowboys in 2012.
 

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