An ex-pro football player is in big trouble today after a gun-related incident at a major airport.
ESPN is reporting that former Tampa Bay Buccaneer receiver Louis Murphy was arrested at the Tampa airport Wednesday morning after trying to go through security allegedly with a loaded Glock .23 pistol inside his backpack. Police told the sports television network that he did not have a state concealed carry permit with him, and was subsequently taken into custody then released later on cash bond.
Murphy is facing a possible charge of carrying a concealed gun without a permit, which, according to ESPN, is classified as a felony in Florida; if the ex-football player is convicted of that charge, he could be facing five years in prison and a fine.
And the TV network added that he was not the only National Football League player arrested on a weapons violation at an airport on Wednesday – a player with the Pittsburgh Steelers was also arrested at a different airport after a similar incident to Murphy’s.
More from ESPN on both players’ trouble with weapons and the law.