CHICAGO — Linebacker Matt Adams, who adopted head coach Matt Eberflus from the Colts to the Bears this offseason, was arrested Thursday night time and charged with misdemeanor unlawful gun possession and likewise for possessing a high-capacity journal and metal-piercing bullets, based on police.
Possessing a high-capacity journal and metal-piercing bullets inside the Chicago metropolis limits is a municipal code violation. Police discovered them whereas looking a automobile that had been reported stolen. They arrested Adams on Garland Court docket, which is close to Lake Road and Michigan Avenue. He has a courtroom date scheduled for Aug. 24.
Police questioned Adams after he was noticed close to the automobile, based on a police report. Adams stated the automotive was his. Police discovered the gun inside. Adams has a license for the gun – however not in Illinois.
In a press release, the Bears stated they had been made conscious of his arrest Friday morning and had been within the means of gathering extra data. They in any other case declined remark.
The Bears signed Adams to a one-year contract in April after he spent his first 4 seasons with the Colts, a time interval that coincides with Eberflus’ time as defensive coordinator. He made his mark as a particular groups participant in Indianapolis, and the Bears envisioned him doing the identical in Chicago. His expertise within the protection was seen as a plus; lots of Eberflus’ defensive deputies adopted him to the Bears to run the identical 4-3 scheme.
Adams is the second Bears participant to be arrested this offseason, and each have ties to the crew’s new bosses. Receiver Byron Pringle was arrested for reckless driving and driving with a suspended license in April. He had beforehand labored with new basic supervisor Ryan Poles in Kansas Metropolis.
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