Ex-Seahawks OT Duane Brown arrested on gun charges at airport

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Free agent and former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown was arrested at LAX on gun charges.

Former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown was arrested on Saturday, July 9 at Los Angeles International Airport on gun charges.

According to TMZ, Brown was taken into custody by Los Angeles police around 2:00 p.m. PT after he allegedly tried to go through TSA screening with a gun in his luggage. TMZ says their sources told them that the gun was unloaded, and police were called upon finding the weapon.

The exact charge that Brown is facing is possession of a concealed firearm.

Duane Brown arrested at LAX for possession of a concealed firearm

Brown, a former 2008 first-round pick out of Virginia Tech, spent nearly 10 full seasons of his career with the Houston Texans. His tenure with the AFC South team lasted until midway through the 2017 season, where he was traded to the Seahawks. Prior to the start of the 2018 season, Brown was signed to a three-year, $34.5 million contract extension by the Seahawks.

In his 15-year career, Brown was named to the Pro Bowl five times (2012-14, 2017, 2021), the All-Pro First team once (2012), and the All-Pro Second team twice (2011, 2018).

Brown hit free agency after his deal with the Seahawks expired at the conclusion of the 2021 regular-season. There were rumblings about Brown potentially re-signing with the Seahawks, but that was prior to the NFL Draft. There have been no new updates regarding Brown signing with a team up since the draft and up until the time of his arrest.

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