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Defensive lineman Smith charged with having gun at airport

By dan Published: July 2, 2010

Browns defensive lineman Robaire Smith was found last year with a loaded gun at a Michigan airport, according to a newspaper report.

The Flint Journal reports that Smith was found with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at Bishop Airport. Smith faces gun charges after airport security found the gun while his bag went through an X-ray machine in November.

Smith was charged with possession of a firearm in a sterile area of a commercial airport. He faces a maximum sentence of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

A county prosecutor told the paper that Smith's gun had between 15 and 17 rounds in the gun's magazine, but no bullet was in the chamber.

Charges were brought Thursday on a local level instead of being issued federally.

Smith's agent told the paper that the NFL was notified of the indiscretion and issued its discipline.

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