Last year during Philadelphia’s bye week, Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to the airport. Bradham was originally charged with a second degree misdemeanor, but now TMZ Sports is reporting the charges have been dropped.
We spoke with Bradham's attorney, Adam Swickle, who tells us, "The state had no case against him and they found that it wasn’t something he should be criminally sanctioned for."
Swickle pointed out Bradham had a valid concealed weapons permit and didn't intend to break the law. Simple accident.
The gun arrest certainly wasn’t a good look for Bradham, especially since he was already arrested for alleged assault a month earlier in July 2016. These incidents prompted Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to essentially call Bradham a “dumbass.”
Legally speaking, however, Bradham is now relatively in the clear. In addition to the gun charges being dropped, the linebacker accepted a deferred prosecution program in relation to his alleged assault case. This means the case will be kept out of court and he won’t face any jail time if he meets the requirements of the program.
Bradham is still subject to punishment via the NFL’s personal conduct policy, but there’s been no indication he’s going to face discipline from the league.
Bradham is coming off arguably the best game of his career in which he had 10 tackles in Philadelphia’s win over the Panthers. The team needs him to stay out of trouble moving forward so his on-field status isn’t jeopardized.