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New York Giants LB Dan Connor up for Probation in Airport Arrest Case

August 6th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
By Douglas Rush

Back on July 6th, New York Giants linebacker Dan Connor was arrested for possession of a weapon while trying to enter the terminal in the Philadelphia Airport with a four-inch switchblade knife. 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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9 Responses to “New York Giants LB Dan Connor up for Probation in Airport Arrest Case”

  1.  JimStoll says:

    Ralph Vacchiano ?@RVacchianoNYDN 6m
    Rookie S Cooper Taylor strained his hamstring at practice. … RB Ryan Torain also got hurt, but Coughlin wasn’t sure what happened.

  2.  fanfor55years says:

    I hope fans aren’t expecting too much out of Cooper this season. Love that name, Cooper Taylor, and his size/speed and wingspan, but I don’t care how intelligent he is supposed to be, when you come out of Richmond you’re not ready-for-prime-time. He can learn from ‘Trel this season how to ply his craft, but it will be Rolle, Brown, Mundy and Hill who will be doing most of the work this time around.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      I was expecting something from Taylor this year but he has gotten off to a slow start. They are making him learn a lot of different positions so it will probably take until mid year for things to slow down. I still like him in the nickel LB role later on in the season. But even if he has the typical Giant rookie year I have high hopes for him. Mundy and Brown are both free agents after the season.

      I’m thankful that we are just getting bumps and bruises so far.

      Torian better stay on the field. To me he’s a long shot to make the team right now. He’s a backup RB with little special teams value. Both Scott and Cox provide a lot more on specials. Torian has to be the much superior runner to even have a chance.

      •  JimStoll says:

        Torain is already cut — he just doesn’t know it

        as for Cooper, agreed this is a red shirt year for him — perhaps an early visit to IR

        •  LUZZ says:

          IRing Cooper gets him nowhere. He needs to practice and play at this level if he’s ever going to make.

          •  GOAT56 says:

            Agreed. With Taylor’s athletic ability even if he’s not ready for a role on defense yet he should be an asset to the special teams from day one.

            •  JimStoll says:

              it will depend on roster needs and how far along he is
              if its a bad enough hammy that he misses 2 weeks, hello IR

  3.  GmenMania says:


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