Former Clemson star defensive end Da’Quan Bowers isn’t going to be New York City’s latest example of what happens when you get caught illegally possessing a gun in the city. Bowers ran into trouble at LaGuardia Airport a few months ago when he informed a ticket agent that he had a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson in his suitcase. He was charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon. A conviction would have meant mandatory jail time, but Bowers doesn’t have to worry about going the Plaxico Burress path because he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct. He will pay a 370 dollar fine and won’t face any time in the clink.
Bowers is a native of Bamberg. He was a star at Clemson, but a knee injury caused his draft stock to slip. He’s been hampered by injuries in each of his first two seasons with the Tampa Bay Bucs.