Packers receiver arrested for making bomb joke at airport

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While not quite on the level of shouting “fire!” in a crowded theater, whispering “bomb” in an airport apparently will get a guy arrested.

Packers receiver Trevor Davis learned that lesson the hard way. According to TMZ, Davis was arrested at LAX after making a joke at the luggage counter about having a bomb in his bags.

As the bags being transported by Davis and a female companion were being processed, Davis said to his traveling partner, “Did you remember to pack the explosives?”

The woman said in response, “Yes.”

Davis, a sixth-round pick in 2016, was promptly taken into custody on a misdemeanor count of making criminal threats.

Four years ago this month, former 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested for making a similar “joke” at LAX. He ultimately wasn’t charged.

Technically, Davis is subject to scrutiny under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy, regardless of how the criminal proceeding resolves itself. When he travels to New York for his hearing at the league office, he should probably just take a carry-on.

89 responses to “Packers receiver arrested for making bomb joke at airport

  1. Thing is that this shouldn’t be news to these players. Since 2001 saying bomb as a joke while in an airport hasn’t 1) been acceptable or 2) been remotely funny. I hope he does get tried, unlike Smith – who clearly has his own legal issues to deal with.

  2. I’m assuming this meathead will be a free agent before close of business today.

  3. Worst place in the world to yell “Hi Jack!” no matter how long it’s been since you saw him last.

  4. Not the smartest thing to say — we all have to be on our best behavior at airport security.

  5. Is it stupid? Yes. Is it illegal? No. I have no issues with TSA giving a passenger extra scrutiny for making this “joke”. Heck take them to a room and question them for a couple of hours. Search every inch of their luggage and other belongings. But arrest seems a bit much.

  6. Let’s make this perfectly clear, there is no correleation between intelligence and anything involvine nfl players

  7. People do dumb things. This was pretty dumb. Fine him, scare him, and then move on. If he’s still stupid enough to do it again at that point, then feel free to throw the book at him. He’s not getting far in life anyway.

  8. Sucky kick returner. Drop machine when Pack goes fifth-level receiver depth chart. Hope this asshat saved his $$$. He’s beyond expendable. And now unemployable. He’s a bigger bomb on the field.

  9. ariani1985 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 10:28 am
    Packers lead the league in Arrests once again!!! over 20 in two short years!!

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    Who was all arrested? Seems like a high number but just curious.

  10. Sometimes just being in Green Bay rubs off on our players.

  11. Stupid decision but i mean, I’d laugh if I was in earshot. Humor that would give an old woman a heart attack is the best kind of humor, but I meannnnn you do that around cops or TSA they prob knew he was joking – but they arrested him anyway for being a wise*** just to prove a point

  12. 6thsense10 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Is it stupid? Yes. Is it illegal? No. I have no issues with TSA giving a passenger extra scrutiny for making this “joke”. Heck take them to a room and question them for a couple of hours. Search every inch of their luggage and other belongings. But arrest seems a bit much.

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    TSA has no authority to detain a passenger and question them for a couple of hours. TSA employees are there simply to screen passengers and if something goes wrong then TSA has to contact the police officers who DO have the authority to detain the passenger for a couple hours and put them through extra scrutiny. Because the police can’t illegally detain you to do this, they have to arrest you.

    While I’m sure there’s gray area involved, not only is it stupid but it could be illegal if it was deemed that the utterance of the word caused a risk to public safety. The person saying it could also be liable for damages if they uttered the false statement and it caused the airport to shut down due to it and caused delays.

    It’s also not covered under the First Amendment rights because that doesn’t protect “jokes”, which are essentially false statements that could cause harm to individuals.

    He got exactly what he deserved.

  13. I as hoping it was going to be something explainable like he had said to a companion “i love the bombs Arron sends my way” but no, this sounds like and idiot being an idiot.

    Before anyone starts talking about the TSA over reacting…given what they are up against and the consequences of under reacting, its important to us all that they always over react in cases of doubt. If you ever are getting on a plane and feel put out by everything they have you go through you should consider how much it is to your benefit that everyone getting on that plane with you is getting put through the same.

  14. That’s interesting. I remember being at the airport in Milwaukee a while back. Paul Ryan made a bomb joke when going through security, and the workers just laughed. It was ill-advised but without consequence.

  15. I don’t know what I laughed harder at, Trevor Davis’s stupidity or clintonite44 thinking that Zeke Elliott is completely innocent.

  16. I guess it’s only silly if the person was proven to be joking. TSA can’t really make judgment decisions on the spot now can they?! Play it out the other way……After a bomb takes out 250 lives, the TSA agent says, “Well, I was certain they were joking.”
    Face it….it’s a bad place to joke about such things. And it isn’t that knee slapping funny regardless. Pick your spots.

  17. I was at the Binghamton, NY airport in 1991 when some idiot in front of me made a similar joke. He was pulled out of line and FREAKED OUT protesting loudly about just making a joke and missing his flight. He RAN toward to plane trying to get past security. Never saw someone’s nose explode before. Disturbing. Don’t mess around in airports.

  18. Irony Level: GED

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    The Truth says:
    April 9, 2018 at 10:40 am
    Let’s make this perfectly clear, there is no correleation between intelligence and anything involvine nfl players

  19. Herodotus says:
    April 9, 2018 at 11:10 am
    That’s interesting. I remember being at the airport in Milwaukee a while back. Paul Ryan made a bomb joke when going through security, and the workers just laughed. It was ill-advised but without consequence.
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    Hmmmm….I wonder why they would be treated differently?

  20. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    April 9, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Could a day go by without another story about a Packer being arrested or suspended?
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    What happened yesterday?

  21. It’s hardly criminal, and neither is giving a middle-finger to a cop…but you can’t be dumb enough to think there would be no consequences either

  22. And it isn’t that knee slapping funny regardless.
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    I guess i’ll be pedantic as hell and say it wasn’t meant to be knee slapping funny. It’s just sarcasm, being snarky, meant to get a rise out of some people. And it worked, he just did it in front of the wrong people, considering everyone is all “super serious”, uptight and on high alert like you are guy

  23. happy1114 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm
    This is what your strapping Aaron Rogers with…no wonder he isn’t signed yet…..

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    He’s signed for two more years; has been since 2013, I believe. Try to keep up.

  24. This is funny. However, they gotta get em where they can with the TSA. You all realize those protecting us have a 93% fail rate, right? During one of the last tests, an undercover agent (using fake civilian ID) had a pistol in a shoulder holster and walked right on to the plane with it. If you fly in the states much, you are made to realize, some of these folks are not our best and brightest, to put it mildly. Yeah, they will arrest you for comments like this, but hey, want to bring a butterfly knife (illegal everywhere) on board, c’mon through! Your chances are pretty good. When I was freelancing and had accidentally left a small adjustable (4″, tiny) wrench in my pocket, it got me pulled aside and held up for 30 minutes, barely making my flight. Bombs away!!!!

  25. He will also likely be placed on the list for suspected fliers that requires extra screening, so no matter what the outcome of his arrest he can look forward to lots of delays from here on out when he flies.

  26. dmca12 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 10:54 am
    ariani1985 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 10:28 am
    Packers lead the league in Arrests once again!!! over 20 in two short years!!
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    Who was all arrested? Seems like a high number but just curious.

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    Sir you must be new to these boards…….

    Ariani does not let the facts get in the way of his posts. Read them with a grain of salt, or just skip over them unread (recommended).

  27. dmca12 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 10:54 am

    ariani1985 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 10:28 am
    Packers lead the league in Arrests once again!!! over 20 in two short years!!

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    Who was all arrested? Seems like a high number but just curious.
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    More importantly, who would even keep track?

  28. Boy, that’ll screw up a Hawaiian vacation pretty fast. I wonder if they even let him back on a later flight once he posted bail. Clearly he wasn’t travelling to attend a MENSA seminar.

  29. Everyone knows that you cannot say that stuff when going through TSA line.
    Very, very similar to everyone knowing repeated hard hits to head is dangerous.
    Same, exact thing. Everyone knows.

  30. I just don’t understand some things. This is a fringe NFL player. Is this an indictment about his judgement. The young man gets the opportunity to go to Hawaii and relax. Was he trying to impress his lady. Well there are summer and spring leagues waiting for players that blow their NFL opportunities.
    Probably done in Green Bay.

  31. If you think the TSA is over the line, try flying in or out of Israel. Toughest pre-screening procedures in the world and a joke like that would get you more than arrested, you would be lying down hog tied by large men with machine guns.

  32. He’s an NFL player. He thinks he can get away with anything. Usually he’s right. In this case they’ll probably ask for his autograph and let him go. For any of us we’d be sitting in jail.

  33. Pack will get rid of him and they’ll be fine, because they’re a very deep team that doesn’t have to rely on just one person.

  34. As of May, 2017, less than one year ago, the Minnesota Vikings had a league-leading 49 arrests, compared to a lower-than-league-average Green Bay with 23. I doubt the gap has closed very much in the last year.

  35. Unfortunately for this packer, he was in the federal governments jurisdiction, and not in some Wisconsin county jurisdiction where the police are notorious for looking the other way when their precious green bay packers commit crimes…often serious crimes.

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