Concealed guns and airports typically don’t mix. Former Gators WR Louis Murphy reportedly found that out the hard way on Wednesday.
According to a report from Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Murphy was arrested at the Tampa International Airport on Wednesday morning after being stopped at a security checkpoint with an alleged concealed firearm in tow. He was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Per the report, Murphy was detained by airport police for more than three hours before ultimately being released on $2,000 bond. He had a loaded Glock in a backpack as he tried to go through security, reportedly without a permit.
Arrest report from police at Tampa Airport says ex-Bucs WR Louis Murphy had a loaded Glock in backpack going through security. No permit. pic.twitter.com/B8jVNvf0ml
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) April 13, 2017
The former Gators wide receiver has had a tough go of it lately. He missed the 2016 NFL season while recovering from a knee injury suffered in 2015, and was ultimately released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers late in the season.
He also made headlines last summer after being locked in a museum after a wedding for a former Gators teammate.
Murphy, who played for the Gators during national title runs in both 2006 and 2008, was a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2009 NFL Draft. The 29 year old has accumulated 2,322 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns during a NFL career that has spanned eight seasons.
He is currently unsigned, and incidents like this are going to make it harder for NFL teams to take a chance on him.