Packers WR arrested for alleged LAX bomb joke

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly joking about a bomb at the Los Angeles International Airport, according to media reports.

Davis’ arrest on a misdemeanor charge of making criminal threats was first reported by TMZ Sports and then further confirmed by ESPN through comments from LAX police.

The 24-year-old wide receiver was taken into custody and released on his own recognizance pending a May 3 court appearance, Los Angeles Airport Police Department public information officer Rob Pedregon told ESPN.

“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,” Pedregon told ESPN. “Davis turned to his female companion and asked if she remembered to pack the explosives. He was then taken into custody and booked.”

TMZ Sports reported that Davis’ companion said “No” in response to his question and tried to get him to stop. Davis then admitted he was “just kidding,” but that wasn’t enough to stop his arrest.

“The Packers are aware of the matter involving Trevor Davis,” the team said in a statement to ESPN. “We are in the process of gathering more information and will refrain from making any further comment as it is an ongoing legal matter.”