Go Pack, go? Not quite.
Trevor Davis, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, was arrested on Sunday following a joke he made about a possible bomb in Los Angeles International Airport. According to TMZ Sports, while being asked security questions at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter, Davis reportedly joked about smuggling in explosives, causing himself and his female companion to be taken into custody by LAX police.
Rob Pedregon, spokesman for the LAX Police confirmed these reports to WTMJ.com. “Davis turned to his female companion and asked if she remembered to pack the explosives. He was then taken into custody and booked,” said Pedregon. Per the TMZ report, She apparently said, ‘No, and tried to get him to stop. He then said, ‘Just kidding’ — but it was too late.”
“The Packers are aware of the matter involving Trevor Davis… We are in the process of gathering more information and will refrain from making any further comment as it is an ongoing legal matter,” the team said in a statement, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
Davis, 24, was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft. Serving primarily as a punt returner in his first two seasons for the green and gold, he averaged 12 yards per punt return, ranking him third in the NFL, and 22.8 yards per kickoff. He also caught eight passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. Davis was slated to return to Green Bay to start the Packers’ offseason practices. Whether or not does return now remains to be seen.