The Philadelphia Eagles have had just about everything go right this season. Rookie QB Carson Wentz has played like a five-year vet, the defense is holding teams to under 10 points per game, and they’re 3-0.
The first blunder of their near-perfect campaign thus far came over the bye week, when linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested at Miami International Airport for having a loaded gun in his $1,700 Louis Vuitton backpack.
It wasn’t anything he intentionally did, but the slip-up still grabbed headlines in what’s been a spotless start to 2016.
“How does it happen? “Just forgot,” Bradham said, via Philly.com. “It’s as simple as that.”
The Eagles linebacker was asked if he often carries a loaded gun in Florida, to which he said this:
“It wasn’t cocked and loaded. It was loaded, as far as bullets-wise.”
Bradham acknowledged how foolish of a mistake it was, and one that became a distraction for the Eagles.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) October 6, 2016