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Report: Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham arrested for gun at airport

Nigel Bradham

CORRECTS TO CLARIFY THERE WAS NO TOUCHDOWN ON THE PLAY - Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) gets celebrated after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has been arrested on a concealed weapons charge, his second arrest since joining the team this offseason.

TMZ reported that Bradham was arrested Sunday morning for bringing a loaded gun into Miami International Airport. According to the report, the gun was in his backpack when he sent it through the X-ray machine at security, where TSA workers discovered it. He told them he forgot it was in his bag, and showed them his concealed carry permit.

Via, the Eagles put out the usual statement saying they were aware.

“We are aware of the report regarding Nigel Bradham. We have been in communication with Nigel and the authorities regarding the situation. As it is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment at this time.”

The TMZ report said it was clear to officials at the airport there was no criminal intent, but that doesn’t matter as much since he’s free on bond for a misdemeanor assault arrest in July.

“You don’t want that to be part of your legacy at any time throughout your career and it’s my first year here,” Bradham said in July of that arrest. “I just started and I definitely didn’t want to start out with that being in the news and everything.”

The starting linebacker signed a two-year deal with the Eagles this offseason, and has played 96 percent of their snaps.