Los Angeles, CA – National Football League (NFL) free agent Duane Brown was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Saturday after security found a handgun in his carry-on luggage.
The incident occurred at about 3:08 p.m. on July 9 when Brown, who most recently played offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks, tried to go through a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint in Terminal 6, TMZ reported.
Sources said that TSA agents found an unloaded handgun in one of Brown’s bags as he was going through standard screening.
Brown was taken into custody by LAX Airport Police on the spot and handcuffed.
Then he was led through the airport by police to a waiting patrol SUV parked at the curb, according to video of his handcuffed walk through the airport captured by X17Online.
Video showed the enormous NFL player cooperated with officers and got into the police vehicle without incident.
Los Angeles Airport Police Lieutenant Karla Rodriguez said Brown was transported to the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Pacific Jail for processing, FOX News reported.
Lt. Rodriguez said the NFL Pro Bowl player was charged with possession of a concealed firearm.
Online records showed he was released from custody late on Saturday night after he posted a $10,000 bond, ESPN reported.
Brown, who is currently a free agent, started all 17 games for the Seahawks last season and played in the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for San Francisco 49ers’ Trent Williams.
He has played in five Pro Bowls over the course of his career.
Brown was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round in 2008 and played for them his first 10 seasons in the NFL, FOX News reported.
He became a free agent after last season, but Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said the team was still working on negotiating a contract extension with the offensive tackle.