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Veteran Bears LB Arrested, Charged With Gun Possession: Report

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He is the second Bears player to be arrested in 2022.
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New Bears LB Matthew Adams was arrested on June 23. Chicago Bears linebacker Matthew Adams was arrested on Thursday, June 23 and charged with gun possession, according to a report by TMZ. The Bears signed Adams to a one-year contract in April, and he is currently listed as the team’s No. 1 strongside linebacker on ESPN’s depth chart, which would make him a starter if the season began today. Per TMZ’s report, Adams was “booked on misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon — carrying/possessing a firearm… and was cited for having a high capacity magazine and metal piercing bullets.” TMZ reported that while Adams did have a permit for the firearm, it wasn’t registered in the state of Illinois. The report also noted Adams was initially questioned by police “around 6:45 PM after he was spotted near a Jeep that was reported stolen. Adams allegedly claimed to have bought the car … but when cops searched the vehicle, they found a loaded handgun in the center console and an extended mag in the trunk.

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