Titans' Kearse arrested on DUI charge

Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 2:20pm

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 down the street.

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. 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.

There were two passengers in the vehicle along with Kearse. The vehicle was release 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: TITAN1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

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: courier37027 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Good things rarely happen at that time of morning.

By: TITAN1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

courier,very true. I hope he takes it to heart.

By: jwk6179 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

What is it about putting on a Titans' uniform that turns an UPSTANDING, LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN into a criminal?