San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was taken into custody by police at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, according to multiple reports.
ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reported he was detained after indicating he possessed a bomb. Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Michael Fox told Schefter that Smith was booked Sunday afternoon.
According to The Washington Post's Cindy Boren, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke issued a statement on the incident.
“We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith," Baalke said in the statement. "As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment.”
A Los Angeles police public information officer told Schefter that the 25-year-old Smith became uncooperative when he was randomly selected for a secondary screening process at the airport. He said something indicating he was in possession of a bomb before moving toward the gate area, where police met him, according to the report.
The incident is the latest in a line of troubles for both Smith and the 49ers. Smith missed five games after taking a leave of absence to seek treatment at an alcohol rehab center. He sought the treatment voluntarily after he was arrested for driving under the influence for the second time in less than two years. Smith also pleaded not guilty in November to felony illegal weapons charges.
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