Bucs defensive end Da'Quan Bowers was released on $10,000 bond Monday night, as first reported by the New York Daily News.

The gun was not loaded, contrary to early reports, but indeed was in his possession.

Here's the FULL New York Daily News Report, which quotes one Bowers' legal team member as saying "He's definitely no Plaxico Burress" -- a reference to the receiver who spent 20 months in prison for having a gun without a license in New York.