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Former LB Dan Connor Arrested at Philly Airport

Former Penn State linebacker and all-time school tackles leader Dan Connor is in a bit of trouble tonight, according to a report from NBC10.

Connor, now a linebacker for the New York Giants, attempted to board the plane while carrying a switchblade in his luggage, according to the report. A TSA agent saw the knife on the x-ray machine and notified authorities.

Connor was charged with Possession of an Offensive Weapon. He played at Penn State from 2004  through 2007 and is regarded as one of the best linebackers in Penn State history. He graduated 334 tackles, the most in Penn State history.

If anything, there’s a lesson here for air travelers. It’s likely that Connor meant no harm but forgot to remove the knife from his luggage. Remember to take anything suspicious out of your bags before you fly because the TSA isn’t a very forgiving bunch!

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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