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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Big Fish Story

FORT MYERS, Florida () -- The fish were biting and Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders couldn't stay away -- even if he was breaking the law.

Sanders was fishing with a friend Wednesday night when he was arrested for trespassing at a restricted lake on airport property.

A native of Fort Myers, Sanders said he is only home two or three days a year and the temptation of the lake's large bass was just too great.

"The only defense I have is that I'm sorry, but they were biting,'' Sanders told the News-Press of Fort Myers. "I wasn't out there 10 minutes and they caught me. But I had 10 fish by that time.''

Sanders, who had been warned twice not to fish there, was arrested by two officers from the Lee County Port Authority Police Department. The lake is on property of the Southwest Florida International Airport.