Giants LB Connor up for probation

08/06/2013 1:21 PM ET
By The Associated Press

Giants linebacker Dan Connor is trying to settle after being arrested with a switchblade at an airport.(AP)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- New York Giants linebacker Dan Connoris on track to resolve a criminal case for having a switchblade in his luggage at the 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 theCarolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys.

He grew up in Wallingford, near Philadelphia. Court records list his current residence as Nutley, N.J.

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