- New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was arrested on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, according to several media outlets citing the local police.
- ESPN cited New York and New Jersey Port Authority Police as saying the 22-year-old was stopped after carrying a Glock 19 handgun while trying to board a flight at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday evening.
- The Jets star was arrested at about 9:15 p.m., according to The Independent.
- Neither the Port Authority Police nor the New York Jets were immediately available to comment.
- Williams signed a four-year, $US32.5 million contract with the Jets last April after being drafted as the third overall pick from the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon after the police said he attempted to board a plane with a gun, according to numerous media reports.
The New York and New Jersey Port Authority Police Department, as cited by The Athletic, said the 22-year-old, who was the No. 3 overall pick in last year’s NFL draft, was carrying a gun while trying to board a flight at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday evening.
The weapon, a Glock 19 handgun, had an Alabama permit but was not registered in New York, The Athletic and ESPN reported. Williams grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
It is unclear whether the gun was loaded.
Williams was arrested at about 9:15 p.m., according to The Independent. Insider was unable to reach the Port Authority Police Department for comment early Friday morning.
Williams signed a four-year contract with the Jets in 2019, including $US32 million guaranteed and a massive $US21.7 million signing bonus, after being drafted from the Crimson Tide.
In his rookie season, the American made nine starts and had 28 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks.
Insider was unable to reach the New York Jets for comment early Friday morning.
The Athletic cited authorities as saying an official police report on the incident would be available Friday morning.
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