Eagles’ Nigel Bradham arrested at airport with loaded gun

By Michael Dixon
Sep 13, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) before a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham is in trouble with the law again. Bradham, who was charged with assault in July, was arrested with a loaded gun at a Miami airport.

“According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, the 27-year-old had put his backpack through the X-ray machine at Miami International when TSA workers noticed a loaded firearm,” a TMZ report said. “Bradham told workers he forgot the gun was in the bag — and showed officials his concealed weapons permit.”

Fortunately for Bradham, TMZ quoted officials saying “it was clear that there was no criminal intent on his part.” After being booked on 2nd degree misdemeanor concealed weapons charge, he was released on a $500 bond.

It’s worth noting that in both arrests, Bradham could well deserve the benefit of some doubt. In July, the assault reportedly came because he was defending his girlfriend.

Still, two arrests in the span of two months is not a good look for anyone.

Bradham has started in all three of Philadelphia’s games this season. The Eagles were on a bye week in Week 4.