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Giants say Connor is cooperating with team, authorities

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On Saturday, Giants linebacker Dan Connor was arrested with a switchblade in his luggage at the Philadelphia International Airport.

On Sunday, the Giants said Connor has spoken with the team about that situation, and that Connor is cooperating with authorities in Philadelphia, via the New York Daily News.

Frankly, Connor has little choice but to cooperate.  He had the weapon in his luggage, and the only way out of this one is to talk.

It’s not the first time someone has taken a gun or another weapon through airport security.  Former Cowboys coach Barry Switzer did it.  More recently, Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers did it, with the charges reduced to disorderly conduct.

It’s stupid and arguably reckless, but absent evidence of intent to actually use the weapon while on the plane, it’s the kind of thing that should result in a fine and probation.

Still, hopefully the attention paid to these incidents will prompt folks with guns and switchblades to store them in a place other than their luggage.

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8 Responses to “Giants say Connor is cooperating with team, authorities”
  1. twilson962 says: Jul 8, 2013 10:25 AM

    All this for a switchblade? A switchblade?? Seriously, this is a wonderful use of resources. Keep up the good work TSA.

  2. z06vision says: Jul 8, 2013 10:41 AM

    Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest moves by NFL players.

  3. joe6606 says: Jul 8, 2013 11:07 AM

    The problem is switchblades are illegal to carry or even possess in Pennsylvania, unlike guns. The point of whether he intended to use it on the plane is completely irrelevant. He committed a crime as soon as he obtained the knife.

  4. romoscollarbone says: Jul 8, 2013 11:12 AM

    This guy can beat up 9/10ths of the population and he carries around a swtichblade, lol. I could see a pocket/buck/folding knife finding it’s way into your bag, but comon man.

  5. greymares says: Jul 8, 2013 11:16 AM

    looks like the Giants have upgraded at least he didn’t put a hole in his leg with it.

  6. drunkenjunk says: Jul 8, 2013 11:31 AM

    A lot of people carry knives. A knife is a tool. Not everyone uses it as a weapon.

  7. robgilman says: Jul 8, 2013 12:26 PM

    It’s not about the switch blade…it’s about being dumb enough to try to bring it on a plane

  8. gpete1962 says: Jul 9, 2013 7:25 AM

    There’s a lesson to be learned Dan, Next time you want to get a weapon on the plane plane without being hassled, just say this simple phrase and you’ll be good to go!!

    “as salam alaykum”

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