Professional boxer and Tuscaloosa native Deontay Wilder was arrested in Los Angeles, Calif., on Tuesday morning, according to TMZ Sports.

According to the report, Wilder was pulled over in the early morning hours, but was arrested once authorities found a firearm in his car.

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"During the stop, cops say they smelled an odor of burnt marijuana coming from his ride -- so they searched the car. Our sources say they then found weed and a 9mm in the vehicle, and put Wilder into custody. We're told the 6-foot-7 fighter was cooperative and nice throughout the whole ordeal," wrote TMZ.

The report also states that he was arrested for possession of a concealed carry and was released later in the morning after making bond.

Wilder took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to respond to the incident.

"I’d rather be safe than sorry. The End," wrote Wilder.

Stay up to date with Tide 100.9 for new developments in this case. 

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