San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested and booked Sunday on a charge of false report of a bomb threat stemming from an incident at Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
A statement released by Sgt. Karla Ortiz of the LAPD says Smith was selected for secondary screening at the airport. The statement says Smith then became "belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding towards the gate area."
Once LAPD officers arrived on the scene, Smith continued to be "uncooperative" and was detained.
49ers general manager Trent Baalke released a statement through a team spokesman.
"We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith," Baalke said in the statement. "As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment."
Smith already has had off-the-field issues after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession in September 2013. The 24 year old was also charged with three felony weapons counts from a June 2012 party held at his house.
He has since pled not guilty to the gun charges, and was also arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in January of 2012.
Following the September arrest last year, Smith took a leave of absence from the 49ers and sought treatment for substance abuse. He was away from the franchise for five weeks and returned to play Week 10, playing in the rest of the season.
In his three years with the 49ers, Smith has registered 110 tackles and 42 sacks.