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San Francisco 49ers linebacker, Aldon Smith, has been charged with a false report of a bomb threat at Los Angeles Airport on Sunday night.

Smith has posted $20,000 bail and was released on Sunday night.

This happened after Smith was selected for a random second screening at the airport, however, he became uncooperative with the staff and claimed he had a bomb with him.

A Los Angeles World Airport police spokesperson said: "At approximately 1400 hrs, a 24 year-old Aldon Jacarus Ramon Smith, a resident of San Jose, California, was going through Terminal 1 screening where he made a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb."

"Los Angeles Airport Police made contact with him in the gate area where he became uncooperative. After conducting their investigation, LA Airport Police took suspect into custody and transported him to LAPD-Pacific division where he was booked for California Penal Code 148.1(a) - False report of a bomb threat."

This is the latest in a long line of misdemeanour's for the young linebacker, with a history of arrests for possession of unregistered firearms and marijuana.

Smith did emerge as one of the most feared pass rushers in 2012, recording a franchise record 19.5 sacks, however his off the field problems are now overshadowing his work on the gridiron.

49ers general manager Trent Baalke released the following statement:

"We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment."

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