Housing crisis hits former Titans player like he once hit quarterbacks

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:33pm
Staff reports

The Freak could wind up on the street.

Jevon Kearse faces foreclosure on a 6,064-square foot oceanfront home in Pompano Beach, Fla., according to a report Wednesday in the South Florida Business Journal.

The Tennessee Titans drafted Kearse 16th overall in 1999 and that year he was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year and set the league record for sacks by a rookie. In March, 2004 he signed a free agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles for eight years and $66 million with a $16 million signing bonus and $4 million in roster bonuses. He played four seasons with the Eagles before he was released and re-signed with the Titans for two years and $6 million.

His career ended in 2009.

According to Wednesday’s report, he bought the home in question for $6.05 million in 2004 and signed a $5.25 million mortgage on it two years later.

Additionally, the IRS filed a tax lien for $432,015, based on his 2010 income, against Kearse last November.

4 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 2/6/13 at 10:00

Such is the life for so many boys from that environment and culture. Unless they are identified early and a conservator is appointed this will continue to happen over and over and over for at least another 100 years.

By: joe41 on 2/7/13 at 9:57

I hope that these players have someone who helps them manage their fortunes. Most people would never see what Jevon made in his career yet would have much more to show for it after they become age 40.

By: courier37027 on 2/8/13 at 7:49

TITAN1, will you plead for us to donate to this cause; Save Kearse's House?

By: 4gold on 2/9/13 at 8:21

See, If Kease had signed with Vanderbilt instead of Florida. Gone somewhere you actually went to a class and gotten an education he would still have his money. Unbelieivable stupidity and people are still clammering over these idiots. "Pay the man, pay the man" How stupid? They are uneducated physical laborers. Pay them accordingly.

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!