NFL's Quinnen Williams busted with gun at airport

New York Jets defensive lineman arrested for criminal possession of a weapon

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon Thursday night when he attempted to board a plane, police said in a statement.

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New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police said Williams, the team's first-round draft pick last season, was arrested at LaGuardia Airport around 9:15 p.m. and charged. Police said Williams has a permit in his home state of Alabama — but not in New York — for the Glock 19 pistol he was carrying onto the flight. It was not immediately known whether the gun was loaded.

Then-Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Quinnen Williams answers questions on January 5, 2019, in San Jose, CA. (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The 22-year-old Williams was being processed by Port Authority Police late Thursday night. Police said the matter will be handled by the Queens district attorney's office after Williams is released.

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Williams was drafted with the No. 3 overall pick last year out of the University of Alabama. He played in 13 games as a rookie, including nine starts, and had 31 tackles with 2 1/2 sacks and a fumble recovery for the Jets.

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