Giants LB Dan Connor arrest for carrying knife in luggage at Philly Airport
Dan Connor was reportedly trying to enter a terminal at the Philadelphia International Airport when a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer spotted the switch blade in Connor’s luggage as it passed through the x-ray machine. The TSA agent immediately notified the authorities, after which the Philadelphia police arrived at the airport and arrested Dan Connor around 9 a.m. ET on Saturday morning.
The 27-year-old Dan Connor was charged with the possession of an offensive weapon, Philadelphia police said. However, Dan Connor was later released from police custody on his own recognizance.
There haven’t been any major off-field issues or run-ins with the law in Dan Connor’s past, so he should be able to avoid any form of punishment from the league. Dan Connor’s new team the New York Giants are also unlikely to take any action against the player.
The New York Giants added Dan Connor to their linebackers group this March, when he one-year deal with the team less than a week later after his release by the Dallas Cowboys. Dan Connor is expected to compete for the New York Giants’ middle linebacker job with Mark Herzlich this year. Mark Herzlich took most snaps with the first-team defense during the New York Giants’ OTAs this offseason. However, it should be noted that Dan Connor started 27 games over the past three seasons.
Dan Connor started eight games at inside linebacker and recorded 56 tackles with the Dallas Cowboys, as he saw increased playing time after fourth-year linebacker Sean Lee was lost for the season due to a toe injury in 2012. He arrived in Dallas last March after signing a two-year, $6.5 million deal with the Cowboys.
Dan Connor spent the first four years of his career with the Carolina Panthers, the two-time All-American was selected out of Penn State by the team in the third-round of the 2008 NFL Draft.