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      Former Clemson Tiger, Tampa DE Bowers pleads guilty in NY

      NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct in connection with his New York City gun arrest.

      Bowers entered the plea Thursday in Queens.{}{}

      He was arrested at LaGuardia Airport on weapon possession charges in February. Authorities say a handgun was found during a search of his carry-on bag as he prepared to board a U.S. Airways flight to Raleigh, N.C.

      Bowers played college football for Clemson University in South Carolina. The Buccaneers selected him in the 2011 NFL draft.

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