The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end appeared in New York court this morning and received a major relief. The felony gun charges he received for carrying a .40 caliber handgun in a bag at La Guardia Airport in February have been eliminated.
According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Bowers pled guilty to disorderly conduct and received a $250 fine. That’s a huge score for Bowers and the Buccaneers as he could have faced the same 3 ½-year minimum sentence that Burress drew after shooting himself in the leg.
Now, Bowers can go about his business with the Bucs having learned a valuable lesson that hopefully others will understand.
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