Prosecutors struck Duan Brown with a criminal charge stemming from his arrest at LAX last weekend … and now the NFL star could face up to 1 year behind bars if convicted.
We unveiled the story, the five-time Pro Bowler – who most recently played for the Seattle Seahawks – was arrested at the airport in Los Angeles on July 9 after authorities said he attempted to go through the TSA with a gun in his luggage.
Now, TMZ Sports learned that Brown had been charged by the Los Angeles City Attorney mike feuera long-time national leader in gun violence prevention.
According to court documents, Brown was slapped with one count of carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor that carries a sentence of up to 1 year in prison.
For his part, Brown — through his attorney — called the incident “an accident” in a statement to members of the media earlier this week.
“To err is human, and it was clearly an accident,” Brown’s attorney said. Kennard McGuire, said. “As a law-abiding citizen, Duane will continue to exercise good judgment and continue his training in gun safety precautions.”
Brown, 36 — a former All-Pro — is currently an NFL free agent.