Kearse quiet about DUI arrest
Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:03 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans defensive end Jevon Kearse said Tuesday he can’t talk about his DUI arrest.
“I cannot speak on this incident at this present time, but as soon as I can, I will be sure to let everyone know,” Kearse told reporters after the day’s off-season practice.
The 31-year-old was stopped at 4:42 a.m. on Sunday morning by Vanderbilt University police after they saw the SUV he was driving weaving.
After failing a field sobriety test and refusing a breathalyzer test, Kearse was taken to the Metro Nashville Criminal Justice Center.
Asked if it was difficult to concentrate on football with the charges pending, Kearse said, “It’s tough, but I’m still thinking positive out here. I can’t bring it onto the football field, because this is my job. I’ve got to handle this (practice) first and foremost”
Kearse invoked a line from his agent when asked if he was disappointed about young fans seeing him involved in such an incident.
“In the words of Drew Rosenhaus, ‘Next question,’” Kearse said.
The response drew a laugh from reporters, but the incident was clearly not a joking matter to Titans coach Jeff Fisher.
Fisher said the arrest is another mark against the Titans, which has had to endure a number of embarrassing off-field incidents over the past few seasons, many relating to recently traded cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones.
“What they’ll see happening is because the organization has had another incident, you’ll go back and list all the others and his name will go to the top, and those guys who were involved as far back as 10 years ago, unfortunately, will resurface again,” Fisher said. “That’s part of it. That’s the world we live in. But the only way can eliminate that is to eliminate the incidents.”