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Da'Quan Bowers may not have to go to prison

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07:16 PM ET 02.21 | The latest update on Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers provides a bit of a silver lining on the dark cloud surrounding his arrest on a felony gun charge. His lawyer released a statement today stating that he is confident that Bowers will be cleared of this charge, and while this is something you'd expect from a lawyer worth his paycheck, he might have good reason for his confidence. The Tampa Bay Times' Stephen Holder released an update on the situation today and profiled the lucky breaks that will benefit Bowers in his attempt to clear his name. The premise of the article is that the jurisdiction of the arrest is different than the one that ruled over the case of Plaxico Burress. The future is looking brighter for Bowers, but let us not forget he is facing a felony gun charge, and had to post bail to avoid a stay in jail. He is not out of the woods, but I certainly wish him nothing but the best. He seems to have made an honest mistake, and hopefully the justice system allows for forgiveness of the young Buccaneer defender.

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Da'Quan Bowers, Getty Images/Dustin Bradford Da'Quan Bowers, Getty Images/Dustin Bradford
February 21, 2013  10:29 PM ET

Actor Christian Slater was arrested when he tried to board a commercial plane with a gun in his luggage. He was sentenced to community service. I expect the same thing to happen for Da'Quan.

February 21, 2013  10:34 PM ET

This writer is delusional.... "He seems to have made an honest mistake, and hopefully the justice system allows for forgiveness of the young Buccaneer defender."

Him trying to take a loaded gun on an airplane is an honest mistake? If he really is that stupid and irresponsible there is no way he should own a gun, let alone carry a loaded one. We really don't need more gun laws, use the ones on the books and lock this clown up for a long time.

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February 21, 2013  10:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Evening, Mangler n LCB...

Hi DJ. How's it going?

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February 22, 2013  06:13 AM ET

Great job Roger Goodell--- What a way to set the bar and "clean up the NFL" like you said... you are such a spineless coward... keep lowering the bar Moron.... you need to have character yourself before you can push it on someone else--

February 22, 2013  07:29 AM ET

Plex shot himself and still went to jail for a year.

Dude is going to do time.

February 22, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Da'Quan should go to jail just for the name.

February 22, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Of course he is not going to jail. He is a professional athlete who can afford to pay an attorney to find some **** loophole and keep him out. The law isn't equal for all of us. Just sayin.

February 22, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Da'Quan should go to jail just for the name.

Not his fault, but his parents should do some time.

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February 22, 2013  11:22 AM ET

A little time in jail for criminal stupidity might make this guy learn to think.

February 22, 2013  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Not his fault, but his parents should do some time.

OK, I'll buy that.

 
February 22, 2013  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Plex shot himself and still went to jail for a year.Dude is going to do time.

2 Years!

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