Kearse charged with DUI

Monday, June 23, 2008 at 1:29am

Tennessee Titans defensive end Jevon Kearse was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Sunday morning on West End Avenue.

Kearse, 31, was stopped by Vanderbilt University Campus Police at the intersection of West End and 29th Avenue around 4:42 a.m. after the officer noticed a Cadillac Escalade traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving, according to a police report.

Police say Kearse submitted to field sobriety test, which according to a statement from Vanderbilt senior public affairs officer Jim Patterson, indicated that Kearse was impaired. The Titans star then refused a breathalyzer test, according to the report. He was transported to the Criminal Justice Center downtown where he was booked and charged with driving under the influence and violation of Tennessee’s implied consent law.

Police say there were two passengers in the vehicle along with Kearse. The vehicle was released to one of the two passengers at Kearse’s request.

A Titans spokesman said the club was aware of the arrest, but had no comment regarding the matter.

Kearse re-signed with the Titans in March, after spending the past four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the Titans’ first-round pick in 1999 and was NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year that season, helping the team to its only Super Bowl appearance.

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By: frogmild on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Guess he learned more than football from the Titans.

By: jwk6179 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

What is it about signing with the Titans and then putting on a Tennessee Titans uniform that turns UP STANDING, LAW-ABBIDDING CITIZENS INTO CRIMINALS?

By: TITAN1 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

jw, look around, it is not just the Titans.

By: NewYorker1 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

The police should turn him over to me. I'll take gooooood care of him. After a few days with me, he'll be too tired to drive under the influence.

By: eastsideelvis on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Bring out the gimp, NY1. Perv.

By: BigPapa on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Why do guys that make millions insist on driving? If I had the money I wouldn't drive even when I was sober!

By: TITAN1 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

I posted this yesterday. Jevon, I am a big fan of yours. Your jersey was the first Titans jersey I owned. I am glad I can get it out again and wear it proudly. This is your first offense and hopefully your last. I am glad you were pulled over before you hurt or killed someone or yourself. Take a cab or limo or at least have a DD.

By: Time for Truth on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Apparently NY is a fan also.And we just got rid of Pacman!Football players tend to get a little too bored in the off season. At least no guns or strippers were involved.

By: NewYorker1 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Jevon, if you ever need a ride baby, call me.

By: Jokapsig on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Jevon, I hope your experience in the Metro Jail was a sobering one for you. You are too good of an athelete to let alcohol or drugs dumb you down. I think you know that you can do better for yourself. And your team. And your fans.

By: TheHunter on 12/31/69 at 7:00

It seems the Titans are becoming the new Bengals ... well done Jevon, way to keep it crunk ... moron

By: hibbler on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Someone needs to tell the celebs to stay off West End

By: NewYorker1 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

Jevon, let me be the one to help you get through this. We can do this together baby. Me and you sweetheart. Me and you.

By: shef2 on 12/31/69 at 7:00

NewYorker1, please move back there. I agree with the "hire a driver" idea - Just don't hire NewYorker1...