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NFL player arrested after making 'bomb threat' at Los Angeles airport

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A Green Bay Packers wide receiver found himself on the wrong end of the law after he made an explosives-related joke on Sunday at LAX in Los Angeles.

What are the details?

An airport police spokesperson told USA Today that law enforcement arrested Trevor Davis, 24, for making a bomb threat at the airport.

Spokesperson Rob Pedregon said that Davis and a female companion were in the process of checking in at a Hawaiian Airlines ticketing counter when Davis made the joke.

During a question-and-answer portion of the check-in process, the agent asked Davis and his traveling companion whether they'd packed anything unapproved — such as knives or explosives. Davis then reportedly turned to the female and quipped something along the lines of, "Yeah, did you pack the explosives?"

Even though Davis said he was joking, police were notified and the football player was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of making a bomb threat.

According to TMZ, who broke the story, Davis was immediately taken into custody and was later booked into an L.A.-area jail.

He was later released on a $15,000 bond.

Davis is due in court on May 3.

What have others said?

The Green Bay Packers in a statement told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they are aware of the incident, according to USA Today.

"The Packers are aware of the matter involving Trevor Davis," the statement read. "We are in the process of gathering more information and we will refrain from making any further comment as it is on ongoing legal matter."

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