Posted: Fri January 18, 2013 5:48PM; Updated: Fri January 18, 2013 5:48PM

Bengals lineman arrested with gun at airport

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Andre Smith
Bengals lineman Andre Smith was arrested at an Atlanta airport with a gun in his carry-on bag.
AP

ATLANTA (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith was free on bond Friday after his arrest on a charge of carrying a gun at Atlanta's airport.

Smith, 25 of Birmingham, Ala., was arrested at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport when crews found a .38-caliber handgun in his carry-on bag, said Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon.

Smith was charged with carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location of the airport and was taken to the Clayton County Jail in Jonesboro - about 20 miles south of Atlanta. He posted $3,000 bond Friday, according to court records. The records didn't indicate if the gun was loaded.

Smith made his initial court appearance Friday morning and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 4.

Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said franchise officials will not comment on ongoing legal matters, and a call to Smith's attorney was not immediately returned.

Smith was a first-round draft pick in 2009 out of Alabama.

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