Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Arrested for Allegedly Carrying Gun at Airport

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer receiver Louis Murphy was arrested Wednesday morning after a concealed firearm was allegedly discovered at a Tampa International Airport TSA checkpoint.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, “Murphy was arrested at 9:10 a.m” after the firearm was discovered at a security checkpoint.

Authorities did not release details about the firearm or how it was being carried.

NBC Sports reports Murphy was released Wednesday afternoon on a $2,000 bond.

Murphy played 17 games with the Buccaneers during the 2014-2015 season. Before that, he played for the Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, and New York Giants. The Buccaneers released him last year due to injuries.

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