Bowers Back In Court Tomorrow On Gun Charge

April 10th, 2013

Not only are the Bucs banking on Da’Quan Bowers taking the NFL by storm with a double-digit sack season, they’re first banking on him slithering through the New York City court system and coming out clean.

Bowers is back in court tomorrow in Queens. He’s still on the docket, and his Feb. 18 charge is the same — criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a felony that carries a minimum sentence of 3 1/2 years.

Though there is no official designation of tomorrow’s proceedings, it appears to be an arraignment. Joe was told by a New York court official that Bowers must be in court by 9 a.m., where he will wait for his name to be called among about 60 defendants scheduled for the same court.

Joe will bring you the latest tomorrow as information becomes available.

20 Responses to “Bowers Back In Court Tomorrow On Gun Charge”

  1. Biff Barker Says:

    The last thing rockstar needs is having another one of his prized picks dodging the slam.

  2. Patrick Says:

    And banking on him to freakin stay healthy.

  3. Sunny Says:

    I think Werner might be a back up plan if things look like they are going south

  4. Biff Barker Says:

    Another prized pick dodging the slam. More great PR for TB!
    Oh well, at least D’Qwan was’nt blasting caps with Momma.

  5. NJBucsFan Says:

    Best wishes Da”Quan

  6. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    He’s going to need a heck of a lot of luck. Looks pretty cut and dried with the minimum sentence.

  7. Ish70 Says:

    Cut and dried that its a dumb law! He could have just left, or possibly (probably since he’d done it once) traveled with his gun. Instead, he self-reported.

    Going to jail for three years for saying, “Oops, I forgot to check my gun, what should I do” is stupid.

  8. Santos Says:

    good luck tomorrow bowers!!

    according to Chuck Darby (his manager i was told, we go to the same barber) Daquan will be just fine.

  9. 4everBucsFan Says:

    He will be ok, he’s not an average citizen.

  10. Keith Says:

    Still a red flag that he was so damn stupid

  11. Santos Says:

    Keith, how was a mistake stupid? its a legally registered weapon, he had it in a gym bag rolled up, he forgot about it. he has money and is a target for crooks and stick up kids, so what he forgot it. had he known about it and tried to sneak it on the plane and got caught doing so, then ok ur point is valid. but be realistic dude.

  12. Meh Says:

    It wasn’t legal the moment he landed in NY.

  13. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Hope he has a good lawer. I’d hate to see him miss time with the Bucs.

  14. Santos Says:

    smh at the lack of understanding a mistake, i forgot there is a bunch of perfect people on

  15. BucFan20 Says:

    So. He’s not an average citizen so he will be ok. Sound mean But. If that happens for that reason it show what all Americans already know. I for one hope he gets his do justice. The same as anyone of us here would get.

    You call Keith stupid. You are stupid if you think this is the first time he has carried a firearm in a bag. When you carry a firearm if you are a “TARGET” you don’t forget you have it! Be realistic dude.

  16. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    This site needs an idiot filter. People shouldn’t speak out of a lack of knowledge of a situation.

    Just to clarify, it was his first time in NY and he didn’t know the laws were different than everywhere else. He checked the gun in when flying into NY. The airline should have at least warned him that the procedures were different.

    Also, the charges state the gun was loaded even though it wasn’t. Why? Because in new york if the ammo is in the same bag it is considered loaded.

    The laws should be universal in every state, but because NY has so many gangs and is the prime target for terrorists, they do things differently.

    The problem is that there is no literature given to inform visitors who are otherwise unaware. Bowers discovered after he was there that the laws were different, but still did not know what to do. So he asked. For that he was arrested and charged.

    It’s stupid that he was even charged because he was trying to do the right thing.

  17. BucFan20 Says:

    You know the old saying. Ignorance of the law is NO excuse.

  18. Buc Wilder Says:

    F*ck that old saying! That’s why it takes people six year’s in college to learn it. C’mon- even cops have to go through training to learn it. Some people need to get their heads outta their ass and wake up to the realm of common sense.

    @Bonzai- You are right on my man

  19. adam from ny Says:

    joe, im up nice and nothing to do…so im gonna head over to the court house and watch the bowers case…hollar if you wanna know whats up…i live 10 minutes from the court house…dockets are able to be viewed by the public, so i’m gonna be sitting right next to bowers…i’ll chat him up brother!…

    adam from ny

  20. adam from ny Says:

    i’ll try to get him to grab lunch if he gets called early…talk revis and sh*t with him….adam from ny