NY Giants’ Dan Connor arrested at Philadelphia International Airport
New York Giants linebacker Dan Connor was arrested at the Philadelphia International Airport Saturday morning after he allegedly tried to smuggle a switchblade knife in his luggage.
Police said Connor, 27, was trying to enter an airport terminal around 9 a.m. when a TSA officer operating an X-ray machine monitor saw the knife in the pro football player’s luggage.
The agent notified Philadelphia police, and responding officers arrested Connor.
Connor was arraigned shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday night and charged with possession of an offensive weapon, according to court documents.
He was released Saturday on his own recognizance and is next due in court Aug. 6 for a status hearing.
A Delaware County native, Connor attended Penn State University and was in 2008 drafted by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.
He played with the Panthers for four years before signing a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
Connor agreed to a one-year contract with the Giants in March after he was released from the Cowboys.