Bears: Matt Adams arrested for gun possession

Chicago Bears linebacker Matt Adams was arrested on Thursday, June 23, for gun possession.

Chicago Bears linebacker Matt Adams was arrested late Thursday, June 23 for misdemeanor illegal gun possession and for possessing a high capacity magazine and metal piercing bullets.

According to the Chicago Police Department report, police were searching for a vehicle that was reported as stolen and saw Adams near it. They then searched the vehicle, where they found the gun in question inside. Even though the linebacker does have a license for the gun, it is not for the state of Illinois.

Adams is scheduled to make a court appearance on Aug. 24, per the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bears linebacker Matt Adams arrested for illegal gun possession

The team released the following statement regarding Adams’ arrest.

“Earlier this morning, we were made aware of an incident involving the arrest of Bears linebacker Matthew Adams,” the team said, h/t the New York Post. “We are in the process of gathering more information. We will refrain from making any further comment at this time.”

Adams spent the first four seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts after being selected in the seventh-round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Houston. Through his four years with Indianapolis, Adams posted 55 combined tackles and one fumble recovery.

This offseason, Adams signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Bears, reuniting with former defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, who is Chicago’s new head coach.