Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers, who was arrested on Monday for possessing a loaded gun at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, is facing two counts of criminal possession in the second degree.
This is the same charge that WR Plaxico Burress faced after he shot himself in the leg back in 2008. If charged, Bowers faces a minimum sentence of 3.5 years in prison, with a maximum of 15 years.
It’s worth noting that Burress wound up serving 20 months in prison.
“We are aware of the situation and are gathering information. We will withhold comment until we know all the facts,” said Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik.
Bowers, 22, suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon in May of last year, which forced him to begin the season on the PUP list. There were a lot of concerns regarding his knee upon entering the draft, which forced him back into the second-round.
We’ll have to see what comes of this situation in the next few days.