Charge punishable by up to one year in jail.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker-defensive end Aldon Smith was arrested on Sunday after he indicated that he was in possession of a bomb.
Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport and was charged with a false bomb report, which carries a punishment of up to one year in jail as he posted bail for $20,000 on Sunday night according to ESPN.
The incident reportedly happened as he was going through screening and was randomly selected for a second screening, and his incident is now the second in a matter of weeks to rock the organisation after an alleged incident involving quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
49ers general manager Trent Baalke has issued a statement and insisted that while he is disappointed to learn of the events, he will not be making any further comment on the situation as they look to gather all the pertinent facts.
It is understood that Smith became uncooperative after being asked to undergo a second screening, and whilst in discussions with a TSA agent he made a remark that indicated he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding to the gate area.
As he continued to fail to cooperate, he was detained and taken into custody as he now adds another incident to a long list of run-ins with the law.
Smith pleaded not guilty back in November to three counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, while he also missed five games this past season while spending time in an alcohol treatment center.
Nevertheless, his contribution on the field has been impressive as he finished last season with 12 sacks and 34 tackles over the course of the year which ended in the NFC Championship Game loss to the division rival the Seattle Seahawks.
It remains to be seen what happens next with the troubled 24-year-old, with updates likely to emerge on his arrest in the coming days.