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Former Bucs wide receiver Louis Murphy was arrested on Wednesday for carrying a concealed firearm according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrest inquiry website. 

It appears Murphy was at Tampa International Airport when the arrest took place, this according to the address (4100 GEORGE J BEAN PARKWAY) listed on the HCSO record. Murphy posted a $2,000 bond and was released according to records.

Murphy was arrested in 2011 in Gainesville for having 11 Viagra pills without a prescription, and last July after attending a wedding became intoxicated and was locked in the Flagler Museum where he broke a glass pane to get to a phone after being locked in. Murphy was not charged in the museum incident after working out a deal to pay for the damages. 

The former Gators standout missed all of 2016 after suffering a knee injury the previous year, and was released by the Buccaneers on November 29. 

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
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macabee
macabee
5 years ago

You know I could make a really good joke about the need for a gun and Viagra pills, but having imbibed no spirits in the middle of the week, my better judgment moves me to a different subject.

You guys are aware that there is other news out there like Dalvin Cook’s private visit to OBP. Just a thought! lol.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  macabee
5 years ago

not to mention the alcohol induced museum visit!

This almost certainly represents a brain fart rather than any criminal intent … people get nabbed at airport security all the time with guns in bags or packs that the owners forgot to remove. It’s a crime without intent, no excuses acceptable, but too bad that people end up with convictions for acting dumb.

surferdudes
5 years ago

You gotta be the unluckiest person alive to get busted in a state like Florida for carrying a gun, and having Viagra pills. Eighty percent of the male population just emptied their pockets of the pills thinking, you need a script for these? Good thing Murph didn’t stand his ground, and shoot someone with his woody!

jshumaker
jshumaker
Reply to  surferdudes
5 years ago

I was trying to think of a joke but ‘shoot someone with his woody’ just can’t be beat. So you win. LOL

scubog
scubog
5 years ago

Thank goodness he didn’t un-conceal the bulge in his pants. “Don’t look Ethel!”

chetthevette
chetthevette
5 years ago

You can not make this stuff up. Are Americans this clueless or just football players who have taken too many shots to the head? C’mon man, think just a little bit. What is more embarrassing, taking a gun into an airport (DUH) or being 30 year’s old and being busted for pecker pills?
“Good thing Murph didn’t stand his ground, and shoot someone with his woody.”
You have missed your calling surferdude, comedy writing. LMFAF
GO BUCS

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  chetthevette
5 years ago

Most likely he simply forgot that he had the gun in his pack, and then blithely/thoughtlessly ignored the “no guns,knives, etc.” signs in the airport terminal.

As Ron White made a living saying, “You can fix ugly but you can’t fix stupid”.

drdneast
drdneast
5 years ago

Let me get this straight, the dude isnt even 30 yo and he needs Viagra.
Either he needs to get a checkup or a more stimulating woman.
Geeesh, Im 60 andI dont even need to take Viagra.
Of course there could be a hanful of reasons for that.

chetthevette
chetthevette
Reply to  drdneast
5 years ago

Handful of reasons? I get it. I think.
GO BUCS

deeznuts
deeznuts
5 years ago

After reading this, I am at least a little bit curious as to what happens after taking 11 viagra at once

..maybe Murph was on to something

I always keep my loaded heater9 in the suitcase..lol..he must be hanging out with Daquan bowers