Ex-Bucs WR Louis Murphy arrested at airport on gun charge
Former Bucs receiver Louis Murphy was arrested Wednesday morning at Tampa International Airport on a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Murphy, 29, was arrested at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday by Tampa International Airport Police, booked at 11:25 a.m. and was released on $2,000 bond at 2:45 p.m. Murphy was stopped at a security checkpoint when the firearm was discovered, an airport spokeswoman said Wednesday night.
No additional information about the nature of the arrest was immediately available.
Murphy is an unsigned free agent who missed the 2016 season while on the Bucs roster recovering from a knee injury suffered during the 2015 season. The former Lakewood and Gators star has been in the NFL since 2009 with four different teams, and was waived off injured reserve by the Bucs in November.
Murphy made headlines in July in Palm Beach but was not ultimately charged with any crime when he passed out after drinking at a friend's wedding and found himself locked in the Flagler Museum at night, needing to call 911 to get himself out. He agreed to pay for the damages to the museum after he broke a window trying to get out.