Ex-Cowboys LB Connor arrested at airport
JUL 06, 2013 10:41p ET
A police spokeswoman said Sunday that a Transportation Security Administration officer spotted the knife on an X-ray machine monitor as Connor was trying to enter an airport terminal at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Police were called and the 27-year-old Connor, of Charlotte, N.C., was arrested and charged with possession of an offensive weapon. The police spokeswoman said he was released on his own recognizance.
Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said team officials were aware of the situation and have spoken to Connor, "who is cooperating with the authorities in Philadelphia."The Cowboys released Connor in March and he signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants a few days later.
Carolina selected Connor in the third round of the 2008 draft. He played four years with the Panthers before joining the Cowboys.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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