We may have heard about it happening to Shaun Rogers first, but defensive lineman Robaire Smith started the trend of bringing a loaded gun to an airport only to forget he had it. Smith is now facing charges for committing the same idiotic mistake as Rogers, only he was traveling through Bishop Airport in Flint, MI on Nov. 6th of last year. If you recall, Rogers was arrested on April 1st and Smith was right there with him when it happened.
I know football players have a lot of things to worry about, but remembering that you have a loaded gun in your carry-on bag should be at the top of the list of things to never, ever forget. When I go on vacation, I look through my bags 1,000 times to make sure I didn’t forget anything, so I find it very hard to believe that it could have just slipped their minds.
Don’t get me wrong, I can certainly be a forgetful person, but forgetting I have a loaded gun in my possession would be like forgetting I have clothes on. It’s just not happening.
Welcome, Robaire Smith, you are now a member of a very large and expanding club – that of the dumb athlete.