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.