San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday after he allegedly became belligerent with authorities and claimed he was in possession of a bomb.
Yeah, they take that type of thing quite seriously.
The 24-year-old Smith was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.
A witness video posted on TMZ.com shows Smith exchanging words with an officer as he was being handcuffed and escorted out of the gate area.
Smith was booked for investigation of making a false bomb threat. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said anyone who makes a bomb threat at an airport is potentially subject to federal charges, although no such charges have been filed against Smith.
It’s been a rough year for Aldon Smith.He took a five-game absence to get treatment for substance abuse during last season after he was arrested for a DUI and suspected marijuana possession.
It’s also been a rough offseason for the 49ers. Smith’s arrest comes hot on the heels of high-profile incidents involving cornerback Chris Culliver and quarterback Colin Kaepernick — a trend that surely has Jim Harbaugh seething in his khakis.
[H/T: Fox News]