Posted January 18, 2013

Bengals OL Andre Smith attempts to board plane with a gun, is arrested

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Andre Smith

Andre Smith was arrested for possession of a handgun at an airport in Atlanta. (Getty Images)

Andre Smith has been detained by authorities in Atlanta after attempting to board a plane while in possession of a handgun, according to WCPO Cincinatti.

Smith, an offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals, was reportedly in possession of a .380 caliber handgun while at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Thursday. Smith, 25, was arrested and appeared in court on Friday morning. He posted $3,000 bond.

According to a recent New York Times article on this very sort of incident, Smith will likely not be charged with a federal crime, as more often than not local gun laws apply when handguns are discovered on travelers at an airport. Georgia law says all people in posession of a concealed handgun in the state must have a Georgia gun license.

Smith just finished his fourth season with the Bengals, in which he started all 16 games.


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