New York Giants linebacker Dan Connor was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport for carrying a switchblade inside his luggage on Saturday, according to NBC10 Philadelphia. According to the report, Connor was charged with possession of an offensive weapon.
Connor was attempting to enter a terminal at the airport when a TSA officer saw the knife on an X-ray machine and notified Philadelphia police. According to WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, the incident occurred around 9 a.m. ET on Saturday morning.
Also according to WPVI-TV, Connor has already been released from custody on his own recognizance.
The Giants signed Connor to a one-year contract in March and have him in line to compete with Mark Herzlich for the starting linebacker job. Herzlich took the most snaps with the starting defense during team OTAs, however. Connor has started 27 games over the past three seasons.
He is a native of Delaware County, Pa.