Giants LB Connor arrested at Philly airport

Police and team officials say New York Giants linebacker Dan

Connor was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport after

federal authorities alleged that a switchblade was found in his

luggage.

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.”