This is a 2012 photo of Da'Quan Bowers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football team. (AP Photo)
NEW YORK (AP/FOX Carolina) -
Former Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Monday morning.
A spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney said the .40-caliber gun and ammunition were found in Bowers' luggage at a check-in counter.
WYNW-TV reported that Bowers was supposed to board a U.S. Airways flight to Raleigh, NC, when he was arrested.
Bowers was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned on the charge Monday night and later released on $10,000 bond.
Bowers is the most decorated player in Clemson history. In 2010, he won the Nagurski Award as the top defensive player and the Hendricks Award as the top defensive end. He was also a finalist for both the Lombardi and Bednarik awards.
Bowers was also named an All-American and the Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year.
For the past two years, Bowers has played in the NFL as a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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