NorthJersey.com has reported that Connor is scheduled to enter a pre-trial diversion program in which his record would be expunged if he stays out of trouble, meaning he gets probation as long as he keeps his nose clean going forward.
Connor's attorney, Michael Diamondstein, claims the four-inch switchblade was a gag gift and was not intended to be used as a weapon whatsoever. Diamondstein also stated that Connor had no idea the knife was in his carry-on when he went to the airport on his way to a wedding in Pittsburgh.
Following the arrest, the 27-year-old linebacker did cooperate with police regarding the investigation, which is likely why he is only getting probation as a result. Connor's next hearing regarding the case will be on August 16.
Connor originally signed a one-year deal with the Giants back on March 16 and is competing with Mark Herzlich for a starting spot at middle linebacker in 2013. He was previously a member of the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys before coming to New York.
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