Rams defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks was arrested over the weekend in Kern County, California, for allegedly possessing a handgun that was not registered to him, ESPN confirmed Monday.
Westbrooks was initially pulled over for speeding Friday night, and the officer found a handgun inside the vehicle that was loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition. Records later revealed that the handgun was reported stolen in 2009, according to records from the California Highway Patrol.
The Rams player was booked in Kern County Jail in Bakersfield, California, located roughly 115 miles north of Los Angeles, and later posted bail. He practiced with the team in Thousand Oaks, California, on Monday afternoon.
Bolles didn’t practice Wednesday, but he returned to the field on Thursday with his left ankle and foot heavily taped.
He said he feared his season was over when he suffered the injury.
“I love this game, and it was something I thought this game was going to end sooner than I thought for the season,” Bolles said after Thursday’s practice. “Then they were telling me they didn’t really know what my diagnosis was … but then I knew I was going to be able to come back to it.”
Bolles initially was checked for an Achilles tendon injury and then was evaluated Monday morning to determine whether he had a fracture. After X-rays and an MRI on Monday, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Bolles had a bone bruise.
Meanwhile, Denver wide receiver Bennie Fowler III, who is listed as questionable for Sunday with a concussion, also is expected to play against the Bills, a source also told Schefter.