According to Chicago police, Bears linebacker Matt Adams was detained and charged with misdemeanor handgun possession on Friday. During a check of his car on Thursday night in downtown Chicago, police claimed to have found a firearm. He was also issued a citation for violating the municipal ordinance by having a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing rounds inside the city borders. On August 24, Adams will appear in court. To date, neither the athlete nor his attorney have responded to the situation. The reason why his automobile was searched is unknown.
The arrest was reported to the Bears on Friday morning, and they stated they are gathering further details. The team said, “We won’t be making any additional comments at this time.” Following new coach Matt Eberflus to the Bears, Adams signed with Chicago in April after playing his first four seasons with Indianapolis. After serving as the Colts’ defensive coordinator for the previous four seasons, Eberflus took over for the dismissed Matt Nagy. In addition, Ryan Poles has replaced Ryan Pace as general manager of Chicago. The Bears missed the playoffs for the ninth time in 11 years last year after finishing 6-11.