PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Giants linebacker Dan Connor is on track to resolve a criminal case for having a switchblade in his luggage at a Philadelphia airport.
Connor is scheduled to enter a pre-trial diversion program in which his record would be expunged if he stays out of trouble.
Michael Diamondstein, a lawyer for the 27-year-old, says the four-inch switchblade was a gag gift. He says Connor had no idea the knife was in his carry-on when he went to the airport on July 6 on his way to a wedding in Pittsburgh.
Connor was not in court Tuesday. His next hearing is Aug. 16.
The former Penn State All-American has also played for the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys. The six-year veteran played in 14 games for the Cowboys last season and tallied 32 tackles.
He grew up in Wallingford, near Philadelphia. Court records list his current residence as Nutley, N.J.
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