Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport when he joked about a bomb.
LAX police took Davis, 24, into custody Sunday and charged him with making criminal threats after he made a joke during routine questioning at an airline ticket counter, ESPN reported.
“Yesterday, Trevor Davis checked in at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter and was asked the usual questions about whether he was carrying any aerosol cans, knives, weapons or explosives,” Public information officer Rob Pedregon said. “Davis turned to his female companion and asked if she remembered to pack the explosives. He was then taken into custody and booked.”
Pedregon added that the case has been referred to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. In a statement to ESPN, Packers officials said they are investigating the incident.
“The Packers are aware of the matter involving Trevor Davis,” the team said. “We are in the process of gathering more information and will refrain from making any further comment as it is an ongoing legal matter.”
A fifth-round draft pick out of Cal in 2016, Davis was Green Bay’s number one kick and punt returner last season. His 12.0 yards per punt return average ranked third in the NFL.