According to a report, Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham was recently arrested on a concealed weapons charge in Miami.
TMZ is reporting Bradham was arrested Sunday for bringing a loaded gun to Miami International Airport. He reportedly put his backpack through the X-ray machine, and a TSA worker noticed the loaded gun. He told workers he forgot the gun was in his bag and showed them his concealed weapons permit.
According to TMZ, officials said "it was clear that there was no criminal intent on his part," but they couldn't let him go because he's still out on bond because of a July arrest. Bradham was arrested for a second-degree misdemeanor and was released later in the day on a $500 bond.
The Eagles released the following statement to CSNPhilly.com: “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.”
This is Bradham's second arrest in just a few months. In July, he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a hotel worker in Miami.
"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 on July 28, while talking about his previous arrest. "I just started and I definitely didn’t want to start out with that being in the news and everything.”
Bradham is the Eagles' starting SAM linebacker and has played 96 percent of their defensive snaps through three games. Bradham signed a two-year, $7 million contract (with $4.5 million guaranteed) this offseason to reunite with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
Bradham was in the locker room Monday afternoon, so it appears that he practiced.