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Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith was free on bond Friday after his arrest on a charge of carrying a loaded gun at Atlanta's airport.
Smith, 25, of Birmingham, Ala., was arrested around 4:50 p.m. Thursday at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. A .38-caliber handgun was found in his carry-on bag, said Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon.
Smith was charged with carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location and was taken to the Clayton County Jail in Jonesboro - about 20 miles south of Atlanta. He posted $3,000 bond Friday, according to court records.
Smith made his initial court appearance Friday and is scheduled at a preliminary hearing on Feb. 4, according to court documents.
Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said franchise officials will not comment on ongoing legal matters, and a call to Smith's attorney was not immediately returned. Smith was a first-round draft pick in 2009 out of Alabama.
Jon Allen, a TSA spokesman, said Smith's gun is the third firearm recovered at the airport in 2013.
''We continue to remind passengers of the importance of looking through carry-on bags to ensure there are no prohibited items inside,'' Allen said. He added that firearms may be packed into checked baggage.
With 100 guns being confiscated from passengers' bags in 2012, the world's busiest airport also ranked first nationally in terms of the number of weapons seized from passengers.
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On Thursday, Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Andre Smith was arrested after being caught trying to board a plane with a gun in his carry-on bag. At around 5:00 p.m., Atlanta police said they found a loaded .380 pistol in Smith's possession while going through security checkpoints at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport.“We continue to remind passengers of the importance...
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According to WCPO Cincinnati, Bengals OT Andre Smith was arrested on Thursday for allegedly bringing a gun into an airport in Atlanta.
The Atlanta police found a .380 caliber handgun on Smith while he was trying to board a flight.
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Cincinnati Bengals right tackle Andre Smith was arrested Thursday at the Atlanta airport on a gun charge. Smith allegedly attempted to board a plane with a .38-caliber handgun, according to several reports, He appeared in court Friday morning and was released on a $3,000 bond. A preliminary hearting was set for Feb 4, NFL.com reported. Smith, the No. 6 overall pick in the...
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