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Steelers cornerback not arrested for gun at airport

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Senquez Golson must have caught a TSA agent in a better mood than Louis Murphy did.

According to a report from TMZ, the Steelers cornerback was detained briefly but not arrested when security stopped him in an Alabama airport and found a handgun and 23 bullets in his carry-on bag.

But police in Mobile offered to keep the gun and let him retrieve it when he returned to Alabama.

Golson, the Steelers second-round pick in 2015, hasn’t played in an NFL game yet because of shoulder and foot injuries.

And it’s unclear why his treatment was different than Murphy, who was arrested in Tampa yesterday when a concealed weapon was discovered at a security checkpoint.

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14 Responses to “Steelers cornerback not arrested for gun at airport”
  1. steel420 says: Apr 13, 2017 7:23 AM

    Hmmm, not positive, but I’m pretty sure in states like Alabama that you can carry a gun and ammo into an airport as long as you have a permit. You just can’t go through security with it. It’s rather common for the airport to hold guns until the customer returns to retrieve it.

  2. dangguy says: Apr 13, 2017 7:53 AM

    Off to great start. Who does not know that you can’t carry a firearm onto a plane ?

  3. tiller21 says: Apr 13, 2017 8:10 AM

    Seriously? How do you explain that? Dumb!

  4. tylawspick6 says: Apr 13, 2017 8:17 AM

    The Rooneys strike again!

    If this was a Pats player, they’d see a draft pick stolen and fines up the ying yang.

  5. atomicwaste says: Apr 13, 2017 8:33 AM

    How dumb to have to be to have not only a firearm, but ammunition for said firearm in your CARRY ON!?

  6. jonathankrobinson424 says: Apr 13, 2017 8:34 AM

    Are football players STUPID?….I don’t care if he brought it TSA’s attention or not. How could you even THINK of taking a gun to a airport in the year 2017? …it just amazes me their lack of brain power. I don’t give me that argument he was checking it in with the authorities ….we all know from Ft Lauderdale incident that TSA control does’nt work!!

  7. kemp13 says: Apr 13, 2017 8:51 AM

    Any conventional wisdom that law enforcement has a different standard for athletes is absurd! Heck, just the other day I was going through airport security with a 6-pack of grenades that the X-ray caught. We all had a good laugh about it, and they offered to hold onto them until I returned.

    That cop needs to be fired by the time I add a period to this sentence. The TSA confiscates and disposes of all kinds of non-lethal prohibited items. That a pro athlete was allowed to walk away when trying to get a gun through security – and will be allowed to RETRIEVE his gun when he returns – is a whole handful of bad crap.

  8. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Apr 13, 2017 9:29 AM

    Anyone who travels on any sort of consistent basis is not surprised at all by the idea of TSA agents acting in an inconsistent manner in different cities. The TSA is a clown show of under-trained, overworked, ex-burger flippers and Walmart greeters. There is no consistency in anything they do.

    The idea that this cluster of dunces has accomplished anything other than preventing granny from getting on the plane with her over-sized bottled of Channel #5 is absurd on its face. I am surprised they even found the gun in either case. They must have accidentally come across them when searching for water bottles and nail clippers.

  9. silvernblacksabbath says: Apr 13, 2017 9:41 AM

    “Not arrested for gun… it was a bazooka” lol

  10. steeldominance says: Apr 13, 2017 11:52 AM

    Senquez Golson has carried more guns in to airports than he has played games (preseason or regular) in the NFL.

  11. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 13, 2017 12:07 PM

    steel420 says:
    Apr 13, 2017 7:23 AM
    Hmmm, not positive, but I’m pretty sure in states like Alabama that you can carry a gun and ammo into an airport as long as you have a permit. You just can’t go through security with it. It’s rather common for the airport to hold guns until the customer returns to retrieve it.

    Unless I’m mistaken, airports are under federal law which states…

    – Firearms must be unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container and transported as checked baggage only. Only the passenger should retain the key or combination to the lock.

    -Firearm parts, including magazines, clips, bolts and firing pins, are prohibited in carry-on baggage, but may be transported in checked baggage.

  12. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 13, 2017 12:10 PM

    First of all, how stupid does one have to be to not realize you are NOT allowed to have firearms in your carry-on luggage. What’s his excuse? “I didn’t realize it was in there”? Idiots like that shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms if they are that nonchalant about it. Any responsible firearm owner treats them with the utmost respect they deserve. They don’t just carry them around for the fun of it.

    Secondly, that TSA agent should be fired immediately. Breaking a federal law, especially that one, should result in an arrest. It’s not like jaywalking. Yet another black eye for the inept TSA.

  13. mysterytonite says: Apr 13, 2017 12:51 PM

    How I see this not a bigger story? Not just around the NFL but on CNN?

  14. pittsburghdamned says: Apr 14, 2017 7:50 PM

    Idiot.

    Just another dummy with a firearm and bad decisions on his horizon.

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