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Steelers CB Senquez Golson detained in Alabama airport for carrying a firearm and ammunition

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The injury plagued Steelers CB found himself detained in a Mobile, Alabama airport due to carrying a weapon and ammunition in his carry on luggage.

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As if Senquez Golson’s road with the Pittsburgh Steelers wasn’t rocky enough, with back-to-back injuries which have ended his rookie and sophomore seasons before they started, the Ole Miss cornerback was recently detained at an Alabama airport after TSA found a firearm and ammunition in his carry on bag, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Per the report, TSA agents found a Glock .45 caliber pistol along with 23 rounds of ammunition. The agents called the police, and the police offered to hold onto the gun for Golson until he returned from his travels.

Although detained, Golson was not arrested for his actions and was permitted to travel, just without the weapon.

Golson, who missed his rookie season with a shoulder injury and his second year with a lisfranc injury in his foot, will be hoping to find a spot on the team either at slot cornerback, or potentially on the outside. However, missing that much time is not something you just come back from without missing a beat.

Kevin Colbert had the following to say earlier this offseason when he spoke with reporters:

“Last year it was one injury, now it’s two and it’s a foot,” Colbert said. “Anytime a cornerback or a skill guy gets a foot injury, you’re a little concerned. Does he go from being a 4.3 guy to a 4.5? We won’t know until we see him.

“I’m a little more apprehensive. Just from sitting out two years, where you haven’t played at all, it’s not real easy to just step out there and catch up.”

If the Steelers were inclined to do so, they could release Golson, but if he wasn’t arrested then there is a good chance they allow him to report to training camp and see if he can live up to the second round draft status he once claimed.