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Report: Free agent WR Louis Murphy arrested at Tampa airport for carrying concealed weapon

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy was arrested Wednesday at Tampa International Airport and charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Murphy was stopped at a security checkpoint with the firearm in tow. He was detained by airport police for more than three hours before ultimately being released on $2,000 bond.

Murphy is currently a free agent who missed the entire 2016 season while recovering from an ACL injury he suffered in 2015. He was ultimately released by the Bucs in November.

While it isn’t clear if he’s recovered at this point in time or still on the mend, Wednesday’s incident should only make it more difficult for Murphy to land a new contract ahead of the 2017 campaign.

Murphy appeared in 17 games for Tampa Bay over two seasons (2014-15) with 41 catches for 578 yards and two touchdowns. He spent three years with the Oakland Raiders and one year each with the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants before heading to Tampa Bay.

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