Bears’ Matt Adams arrested in Chicago on misdemeanor gun charge

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Bears linebacker Matt Adams has been arrested on a gun charge.

Adams was arrested on Thursday night in Chicago and charged with misdemeanor illegal gun possession and possessing a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Police say they found the gun when searching a car that had been reported stolen. Adams said it was his car. Adams had a license for the gun, but not to carry it in Illinois.

The Bears signed Adams to a one-year contract in April. He was a 2018 seventh-round pick of the Colts and spent the last four seasons as part of a defense that new Bears head coach Matt Eberflus coordinated in Indianapolis.

Adams is the second Bears player to be arrested this offseason, following receiver Byron Pringle, who was arrested for reckless driving and driving with a suspended license in April.

16 responses to “Bears’ Matt Adams arrested in Chicago on misdemeanor gun charge

  1. All the people carrying guns in Chicago and this guy is the only one who manages to get himself arrested.

  2. I hope looking tough for your friends is worth risking your amazing career opportunity.

  3. Anyone ever hear anything more about Frank Clark’s uzi case? That just up and vanished with Goodell’s Article 46, didn’t it?

  4. illegal gun possession and possessing a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets…

    That’s a misdemeanor??!!

  5. He’s caught because 99.9% of guns found in stolen cars are illegal/stolen in Chicago

  6. He has a license to carry? Then they had no business arresting him! I thought the Supreme Court just did away with that nonsense? You don’t lose your constitutional right to carry arms just because you cross into a state that wants to illegally forbid it.

  7. I don’t understand the rationale of a government entity that wants to limit your ability to defend yourself when they are incapable of defending it for you.

  8. The Constitution gives him the right to…wait, that document just went up in flames.

  9. I don’t understand the rationale of possessing a high capacity magazine and metal piercing bullets.

  10. What are metal piercing bullets? Don’t all bullets have the ability pierce metal? Do they mean armor piercing or are they just trying to make this sound worse than it is?

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