Robaire Smith latest Brown to get caught with loaded gun at airport

Note to self: Never go to the airport with a defensive linemen from the Cleveland Browns, because chances are they’ll get caught with a loaded gun in their carry-on bag.

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Browns defensive Robaire Smith, who was with fellow defensive lineman Shaun Rogers when he was arrested for having a loaded gun in his carry-on at the airport, is now facing charges for the same thing, the Flint Journal reported today.

But if you’re wondering why Smith didn’t learn from Rogers’ mistake, Smith’s incident happened first.

Smith, 32, was going through security at Bishop Airport in Flint, Mich. on Nov. 6 when a loaded gun was found in his carry-on. Rogers was arrested April 1st after a loaded gun was found in his bag at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. He pleaded not guilty and is awaiting a court date.

Like Rogers, Smith told airport security he forgot the gun was in his bag. The gun was confiscated and he was released pending further investigation. Leyton issued the charge on Thursday, misdemeanor possession of a firearm in a sterile area of a commercial airport. It carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

This is outstanding. You wouldn’t even see this kind of story play out in a movie because people would think it’s too ridiculous and unrealistic. Yet this is all true! All of it!

I would have loved to have seen Smith’s face when Rogers was busted with his gun:

“Wait…you too?! Dude, the same thing happened to me like five months ago! Yeah, no, I’m totally serious – same exact thing.”

I’ll pose the same question here as I did when Rogers was arrested: How could anyone forget that they have a loaded freaking weapon on them in an airport? I freak out when I think my toothpaste tube is too big and I have to carry it on a plane, yet these guys completely forget that they’re packing heat. Un-real.

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What was Rogers doing with a loaded gun?

A police report says the gun that Browns’ defensive tackle Shaun Rogers was carrying in his bag through a Cleveland airport last week was cocked with one bullet in the chamber. Apparently, there were seven bullets total in the semiautomatic handgun, which was on safe mode at the time.

Here’s a question: What was Rogers doing walking through airport security with a loaded handgun? Hopefully he’s just a colossal moron and didn’t have intensions of shooting anyone, but you never know. Besides shooting someone or something, why would anyone (police officers not included, of course) carry a loaded weapon on them? For protection? Rogers is 6-4 and 350 pounds – who the hell would mess with him? I know he’s an athlete and other players (Dunta Robinson for example) have had issues with people attempting to rob them, but Rogers should have taken the proper measures to ensure that this wouldn’t have happened. And thank God airport security caught him seeing as how he was trying to get the gun through security and onto the plane.

Rogers doesn’t appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed, but this is dumb even for him. He’s already told the Browns and their fans that he didn’t mean to take the gun through the airport, but who forgets that they have a loaded weapon in their carry-on bag? If he’s that careless, then he shouldn’t have possession of a gun in the first place.

He has pleaded not guilty to a concealed weapons charge, but for the sake of our society, let’s hope that a judge doesn’t buy his, “Whoops, forget that was in there!” excuse.

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