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Bears’ Matt Adams arrested for gun possession in Chicago

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Chicago Bears linebacker Matt Adams was arrested Thursday evening after being present in possession of firearms, high-capacity magazines, and metal-piercing ammunition.

Police discovered the cache whereas looking out a automotive reported to be stolen. They recovered a weapon together with high-capacity magazines, possession of which is a municipal code violation inside Chicago metropolis limits.

On Friday, the Bears stated they had been conscious of the 26-year-old’s arrest.

“Earlier this morning, we had been made conscious of an incident involving the arrest of Bears linebacker Matthew Adams,” the crew stated in a press release. “We’re within the technique of gathering extra data. We are going to chorus from making any additional remark presently.”

The fifth-year linebacker is making ready for his first season in Chicago. He spent the primary 4 years of his profession with the Indianapolis Colts, the place new Bears coach, Matt Eberflus, was his defensive coordinator.

Chicago Bears linebacker Matthew Adams (44) warms up
Matt Adams was arrested in Chicago in misdemeanor gun expenses on Thursday evening.
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Adams’ arrest marks the second Chicago participant to be arrested this offseason. In April, extensive receiver Byron Pringle was arrested for reckless driving on a suspended license.