According to airport police, at approximately 8:12 a.m. local time, airport security discovered a Glock 23 pistol inside a backpack belonging to Murphy at the Airside C security checkpoint. The gun was loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition.
Murphy did not have a concealed weapons permit, according to airport police. He was arrested at 9:10 a.m. and was released on $2,000 cash bond at 2:45 that afternoon, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department.
Carrying a concealed firearm is a third-degree felony in the state of Florida, which carries a maximum prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $5,000.
After stints with the Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants, Murphy signed in 2014 with the Bucs; he spent the past three seasons with the organization. He did not see action in 2016 because of a knee injury. He began the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and was released Nov. 29.
Murphy made headlines last offseason when he found himself locked inside a Palm Beach museum after a friend's wedding reception and had to break a glass door to call police for help. He was not charged in that incident.