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NFL free agent Duane Brown is arrested at LAX after gun is found in his luggage

NFL free agent Duane Brown is arrested at LAX after trying to board a flight with a firearm in his luggage

  • Former Seattle Seahawk Duane Brown, 36, was nabbed at security trying to board a plane at LAX with a gun in his luggage on Saturday
  • A TSA agent found the gun during a routine screen of the football player’s luggage as he went through security. It’s unclear if it was loaded
  • Video of the arrest shows Brown being led through the terminal in handcuffs 
  • He’s being charged with possession of a concealed weapon

NFL free agent Duane Brown was arrested on Saturday after trying to board a plane with a gun in his luggage at LAX. 

The defensive tackle, 36, was arrested after a TSA agent carried out a routine search of his bag and found a firearm around 2pm at Terminal 6 where he was due to fly out of Los Angeles. 

LAX airport police officer Lt. Karla Rodriguez said that it was unclear whether the gun was loaded.  

Video of the incident shows the 6ft4, 315lb pro-athlete, dressed in a black T-shirt and shorts, as he’s escorted through the airport in handcuffs by police, and then loaded into the back of a police cruiser. 

NFL offensive tackle Duane Brown, seen here in handcuffs, was arrested with a gun in LAX

Brown was attempting to board a flight out of LAX with a gun in his baggage, according to police

Brown was attempting to board a flight out of LAX with a gun in his baggage, according to police

Brown was allegedly found with a concealed weapon in his handbag as he went through airport security

Brown was allegedly found with a concealed weapon in his handbag as he went through airport security

Brown was flying out of Los Angeles when a TSA agent performing a routine screening found the weapon

Brown was flying out of Los Angeles when a TSA agent performing a routine screening found the weapon

Brown was taken into custody at Terminal 6 and escorted through a police car waiting at the curb

Brown was taken into custody at Terminal 6 and escorted through a police car waiting at the curb

Brown, 36, seen here being loaded into a police are was charged with weapons possession, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail

Brown, 36, seen here being loaded into a police are was charged with weapons possession, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail

Brown was taken into custody and booked at the LAPD Pacific Jail, according to Rodriguez.

He was charged with possession of a concealed firearm, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year behind bars, police said.

Brown played the previous five seasons with the Seahawks, joining the team in mid-2017 after being traded by the Houston Texans after 10 seasons.

Seattle may pick the 2012 All-Pro up still, but negotiations could drag on into training camp. 

The Richmond, Virginia native who signed a $36.5 million contract with Seattle in 2018, was a stand out at Virginia Tech and the first round pick for the Texans in 2008.

Brown was taken into custody and booked at the LAPD Pacific Jail

Brown was taken into custody and booked at the LAPD Pacific Jail

Michael Brown, 36, signed a three year contract with the Seattle Seahawks in 2021 for $36.5 million

Michael Brown, 36, signed a three year contract with the Seattle Seahawks in 2021 for $36.5 million

Brown tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2015, but was later cleared with the substance was found to have come from meat he ate in Mexico

Brown tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2015, but was later cleared with the substance was found to have come from meat he ate in Mexico

Brown ran into a snag in his career in 2015 when he tested positive for performance-enhancing anabolic steroid, clenbuterol.

He faced a 10-game suspension for using the banned substance, but was able to get out of the penalty by blaming it on some tainted meat that he had eaten on a trip to Mexico.

The NFL Players Association, which represented Brown, said that the 10 burgers and two steaks that he had eaten on a week-long vacation south of the border had contained the substance.

His case prompted the league to issue a warning to all players that meat from China or Mexico could give a false positive on a drug test. 

‘Consuming large quantities of meat while visiting those particular countries may result in a positive test for clenbuterol in violation of the policy,’ according to the NFL.

The message sent out by the NFL to players warning them about tainted meat found in China and Mexico

The message sent out by the NFL to players warning them about tainted meat found in China and Mexico

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