NFL's Duane Brown Arrested at LAX for Concealed Firearm in Carry-On Bag: Report

After TSA reportedly found an unloaded gun in his carry-on bag, Duane Brown was arrested and processed at a nearby LAPD jail, where he was released on $10,000 bail

Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Froschauer/AP/Shutterstock (12581347iy) Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown walks off the field with his helmet off after playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, in Seattle Jaguars Seahawks Football, Seattle, United States - 31 Oct 2021
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Duane Brown's travel plans have been rerouted after a brush with the law.

The NFL free agent, 36, was arrested around 2 p.m. local time on Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after TSA discovered a concealed firearm in his carry-on bag, which was reportedly not loaded, according to TMZ.

The Los Angeles Airport Police Department, as well as a representative for Brown, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE Please contact X17 before any use of these exclusive photos - Saturday, July 9, 2022 - NFL offensive lineman Duane Brown was nabbed by TSA security after allegedly trying to board an aircraft with a stolen firearm. The 6'4" 315 pound free agent is spotted being escorted to an awaiting vehicle by several police officers. Brown has been wreaking havoc on defenses since 2008 and the free agent last played for the 2021 Seattle Seahawks. Depending on the potential charges, Brown may have very well played his last snap in the NFL.

Brown was booked for misdemeanor possession of a concealed firearm and processed at a nearby LAPD jail, per TMZ.

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Video published by the outlet shows officers escorting Brown in handcuffs out of the airport and into the back of a police cruiser.

Brown was later released on $10,000 bail, according to Sports Illustrated. His court date is set for August 3 at LAX Superior Court.

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The offensive tackle played for nearly a decade with the Houston Texans after he was the team's first-round pick (26th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.

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After being traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2017, he played more than four seasons with the team before his contract expired last year. He's since been a free agent with the NFL.

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