Bears LB Matt Adams arrested on weapons charge

Field Level Media

June 24, 2022 at 5:44 pm.

Chicago Bears linebacker Matt Adams was charged with misdemeanor firearm possession Thursday night, authorities said.

According to Chicago police, a search of his vehicle discovered a loaded handgun, a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets.

Possession of a high-capacity magazine within the Chicago city limits is a municipal code violation.

Adams has a court date scheduled for Aug. 24.

“Earlier this morning, we were made aware of an incident involving the arrest of Bears linebacker Matthew Adams,” the Bears said in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering more information. We will refrain from making any further comment at this time.”

Adams, 26, signed a one-year deal with the Bears in April after spending his first four seasons with Indianapolis.

A seventh-round pick by the Colts in 2018, Adams played in 58 games (nine starts) and contributed 55 tackles.