Gun Charges Against Da’Quan Bowers Dropped

April 11th, 2013

daquan bowers 0207Per Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, charges in New York against Bucs defensive end Da’Quan Bowers for packing heat in a New York airport have been dropped.

@RCummingsTBO: Da’Quan Bowers gun charges reduced to disorderly conduct violation, per his attorney. Fined $250 with a $120 surcharge.

So this helps clear up the defensive end question for the Bucs in the upcoming draft. In the state of New York, gun charges usually are very, very, very harsh and there was no guarantee that Bowers wouldn’t serve some sort of jail time in 2014.

Now that this incident is behind Bowers, who told authorities he accidentally had his rod in his carry on luggage, Joe has a hunch the No. 13 pick will go defensive tackle.

Or to the Jets for youknowwho.

UPDATE: Mike Garafolo of USA Today has reaction from Bowers’ counsel, Dennis Coppin.

“(Da’Quan is) very happy, and honestly the Queens County District Attorney’s office investigated the case thoroughly and he was honest when he had the gun,” Coppin said. “He turned it over to the first gate agent he saw. He did the right thing, and they did the right thing in their investigation.”

Coppin added, “Sometimes with these cases, you have to use common sense. Obviously, a lot of people are anti-guns or what not, but you just can’t have a blanket rule that applies to (all cases).”

48 Responses to “Gun Charges Against Da’Quan Bowers Dropped”

  1. NJBucsFan Says:

    GREAT NEWS!!!!

  2. PRBucFan Says:

    Called this one too!!!

    Congrats Bowers 🙂
    Good things do happen to good people.

  3. T in Orlando Says:

    This is good news. I hope no one comes out complaining that he got special treatment as an athlete. He made a mistake, and volunteered the information once he realized what he had done.

  4. Meh Says:

    Very fair for a first offense with all the extenuating circumstances.

  5. Santos Says:

    I knew this already, congrats Da’Quan, now start working to league the lead in sacks next season!!

  6. MadMax Says:

    BOOM….told you!! (to all the Bowers haters, smdh)

  7. Sunny Says:

    Dom made a good bet

  8. jason jones Says:

    12 sacks this year or go to jail

  9. Sunny Says:

    Also joe your slipping no mention of rock star I am disappointed

  10. Cmurda Says:

    With each passing day and the wealth of information that we are getting 1/2 of which is true, Dom is looking more like the Rock Star I know he is.

  11. Sunny Says:

    Btw think the same joe being beating the drum for a stud or star(hehe) DT

  12. Sneedy16 Says:

    Good News

  13. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Bullet dodged!!! Literally and figuratively!! I hope DaQuan gets 15 sacks this year!!!!
    Now if we could get the Jets to accept next years #1 for Revis, we could get Lotuleilei or Richardson at 13 and then trade back up into the end of the first for Banks!

  14. BuccFanInHawkeyeCountry Says:


  15. bucfanjeff Says:

    Star or Richardson at 13, CB’s the next 2 selections afterwards.

  16. MarineBucsFan Says:

    YES!!!! I agree with all of the above statements, this is so awesome. Huge sigh of relief. Now DT in round 1.

  17. BOb Says:

    darelle revis

    sorry,…… it had been way too long

  18. Kurius Boy Says:

    Good news, but this shouldn’t have been a big deal anyways!

  19. tmaxcon Says:

    i was worried they would make an example out of him.

  20. MarineBucsFan Says:

    So here is a thought I’d like to share……what if we are able to trade for Revis without giving up this years 1st BEFORE the draft.

    I am so pissed at the Jets right now that we could really stick it to them by making this deal before the draft then trading up ahead of them to select Dee Milliner. Think about it, Milliner is not likely to be a top 5 pick and with the trade the Jets would be in position to grab him. If we jumped ahead of them we would have the best DB group in the league. Worst to first!! LOL

    Don’t take it too serious just having a lil fun, but how cool would it be to see Dom get over on the Jets and make them the laughing stock of this years offseason. While making himself look like a genius!!

  21. Sunny Says:

    Can we go a tread without revis talk . . . Ask ourself this would u rather have revis or a QB? Which will impact the team more? Which is harder to come? By trading next years pick we are handcuffed to freeman

  22. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    This is great news. Good job Bower’s attorney.

  23. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    No to Revis.

    You guys should really be careful what you ask for.

    Regardless, it is not going to hàppen. Thankfully.

    Grats to Revis. And thank you to NY for not being buttheads. Wonder if the judge is a jets fan who didn’t want to ruin a deal…that won’t happen anyway.

  24. 4everBucsFan Says:

    Good news finally!

  25. Vern4499 Says:


    Can we go one without someone bashing our QB?

  26. Sunny Says:

    Not bashin him just think we can do better

  27. Oldguy Says:

    “Joe has a hunch the No. 13 pick will go defensive tackle” A hunch? Book it!

  28. Cassidy Says:

    Getting production from DEs will help us more than just Revis on defense. We need more depth on the d-line. It pains me watching the Bucs allow a QB five seconds to throw the ball (after QB is initially forced to sidestep GMC).

  29. Cannuckbuc Says:

    Did you guys watch NFLam ? Once they get pass dancing they actually talked Freeman and in a positive way!

  30. Drew Says:

    Revis is a smoke screen for the draft.

  31. Dreambig Says:

    Great News on Bower’s!!!

    Joe, since people are bringing QB into draft discussions, at the end of last year, during commercial breaks, Freeman was seperating himself from the offense and standing 10 to 15 yards behind the group, all by himself. Did anyone ever report on why he was doing that? It looked like he was trying to get his head together or to get focused but the more he did it, the worse he played. This maybe best for another thread, but it there any info on what was up with that?

  32. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Freeman is our QB and Revis is inbound…..get used to it. No matter the topic of any news tread. Freeman and Revis will more than likely be mentioned because everything we do will evolve around them.

  33. 1GR8BUCFAN Says:

    Awesome news!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I hope he can stay healthy and light it up this year!

  34. Sunny Says:

    Don’t mind revis as long as we don’t give a first in any year

  35. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Yeah Dreambig….what is his deal with that. I hate that, its like he is in his on world. Someone mentioned before a while back that when you see the really good QB’s in between series they are looking at pictures or talking to their guys about whats going on out there, what they see, and try to make adjustments on the field. But Freeman really struggles with making adjustments on the field. And I agree, I think him isolating himself has something to do with that.

  36. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Grats to Revis. And thank you to NY for not being buttheads.”

    Er…meant “Grats to Bowers.”

  37. Andrew 1 Says:

    called it.

  38. Paul Says:

    Thought it’d be a plea deal or something since he went in before his real date. He got lucky, NY is harsh on anything involving a gun.

  39. Dreambig Says:

    marinebucsfan, I think when he does that he is psyching himself out. If he relaxes and plays the way he can, things will be great!

  40. Capt. Tim Says:

    A New York official makes an intelligent decision!
    First time in awhile THATS happened!!

    Really good news! Bowers was starting to really show dominate form, at the end of last year!

    Think he will really hear it up this year.

    Unfortunately- due to no fault of his own- he won’t get many sacks.

    Eric Wright and our miserable CBs cannot cover any WRs. So QBs will always have open targets

    Thanks Dim

  41. BucFan20 Says:

    2013 Season
    W-0 L-0 T-0. Damn, so far this season our team can,t score, cover or anything.

  42. Piratic Says:

    @ Corporal Tim


    Talk about dim!

  43. bucswideout1881 Says:

    Freeman separates from his offense during breaks to here his coaches in his helmet.

  44. lurker Says:

    where are all the fools that said he was going to jail and that this was a most heinous crime, worse than a taking someone else’s prescription pills?

  45. PRBucFan Says:

    Lol exactly

  46. MadMax Says:

    They’re too busy trying to get the taste of all that CROW out of their mouths, lol.

  47. rachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Wow. He got lucky and we got a lucky break as well. Here is to hoping nobody else screws up this off season.

  48. bucs55 Says:

    If I recall one’re readers swore that he was gonna go to jail “New York gun laws don’t play he’s goin to jail” he argued with everyone knowing he was goin to jail you remember Joe do you rememeber I would love to get his opinion now lol