Several outlets (CBS Philly, Crossing Broad) have reported that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff was arrested on the New Jersey side of the Walt Whitman Bridge for speeding. Huff was allegedly also in possession of marijuana and a gun. It is not known if the gun is properly registered or whether or not Huff is licensed to carry a firearm in either New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey do not have reciprocity for concealed carry permits, meaning that even if a person is licensed to carry a gun in PA, it would be illegal to do so in NJ without also receiving a permit from that state. Therefore, a person crossing the Walt Whitman Bridge would need to have two separate permits to avoid violating the gun laws of PA or NJ.
New Jersey also has very strict laws regulating how a gun may transported, stating that a gun must be “unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported.”
Huff’s arrest comes on the day of the NFL trade deadline (4 pm) and amidst speculation that the Eagles are interested in trading for a wide receiver. Rumors have swirled that the Eagles are considering moves for Torrey Smith or Alshon Jeffrey.
The Eagles released a statement saying “We are aware of the incident today involving Josh Huff. At this point, we are gathering more information.”
This is a developing story and will be updated as more details emerge.