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SENSABAUGH ARRESTED WITH THREE GUNS IN HIS CAR

Jaguars safety Gerald Sensabaugh will become an unrestricted free agent on February, February 27.
On Friday, February 13, his luck turned bad — for the third straight year.
Sensabaugh was arrested in his hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee for driving his Bentley on a suspended license.
His initial arrest in the NFL came nearly two years ago in Kingsport.  At that time, Sensabaugh was busted for speeding and carrying a firearm without a permit.
But maybe his luck was actually pretty good on Friday the 13th.  This time around, Sensabaugh also had a gun in the car.  Actually, he had three of them — a Bersa .380-cal. pistol, an AK-47, and a Glock .22-cal. handgun.
And, for reasons neither known nor apparent, he faces no weapons charges.
Last year, Sensabaugh was arrested in Kingsport for reckless driving after being found doing wheelies on a motorcycle.
So while Sensabaugh has been arrested so often in Kingsport that they’re about to name the back seat of a cruiser after him, the fact that he’s done no time suggests that someone there likes him.
A lot.

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57 Responses to “SENSABAUGH ARRESTED WITH THREE GUNS IN HIS CAR”
  1. patspsycho says: Feb 17, 2009 4:41 PM

    If that is a fully automatic AK-47 then he is really lucky.

  2. screaming sheep says: Feb 17, 2009 4:42 PM

    I got a red light camera ticket in Kingsport a year ago. No weapon in the car though.

  3. Jmac0585 says: Feb 17, 2009 4:42 PM

    Oh my goodness this is terrible… wait a minute… who?

  4. Osterhouse says: Feb 17, 2009 4:43 PM

    wtf an AK-47?!

  5. dalllllascowboys says: Feb 17, 2009 4:45 PM

    I do not understand why these players carry guns for when there is football in their hand????????????????
    idiot!!!!!!!!!!

  6. dalllllascowboys says: Feb 17, 2009 4:46 PM

    and why in the hell do you need three guns????????????

  7. titans_fan says: Feb 17, 2009 4:46 PM

    Sounds like Kingsport

  8. jkorn1818 says: Feb 17, 2009 4:47 PM

    Good thing Bloomberg will never be the mayor there.

  9. vegas42 says: Feb 17, 2009 4:47 PM

    He skated with an AK? Wow, sounds like Marshawn needs his attorney…

  10. east96st says: Feb 17, 2009 4:47 PM

    That must be some Xmas present he gives the hometown police!

  11. fisherman says: Feb 17, 2009 4:49 PM

    Bad luck for three straight years isn’t just bad luck. It’s absolute stupidity on his part.

  12. GR365 says: Feb 17, 2009 4:54 PM

    Good thing these guys don’t make a living using thier head, because they’d all starve!

  13. NYniner says: Feb 17, 2009 4:57 PM

    lock him up

  14. BoneCrusher says: Feb 17, 2009 5:00 PM

    Plax is looking like a choirboy.

  15. vbar119 says: Feb 17, 2009 5:01 PM

    Asking why he would need a gun is a stupid question. He should have had a permit though. NFL players are targeted and they should be able to protect themselves if anything where to ever happen. With what happened to his former teammate, Richard Collier, I’d be carrying a gun too.
    And to the people who are going to say “They shouldn’t be in a situation where they need a gun.” THEY ARE NFL PLAYERS! Celebrity status comes along with that. What do you expect them to do? Stay in there mothers basement and check PFT every 5 minutes for football updates? They are people too, they have to get out and have a life too!

  16. vbar119 says: Feb 17, 2009 5:04 PM

    Why do players need guns? Ask Richard Collier.

  17. st.michael says: Feb 17, 2009 5:05 PM

    I know this is pretty much irrelevant but Glock does not make a .22 cal. Their “Model 22″ is a standard size .40 caliber. The “Glock 40″ is often used by law enforcement and ironically is a favorite among “artists” in the rap industry.

  18. FinFanMan13 says: Feb 17, 2009 5:07 PM

    “I do not understand why these players carry guns for when there is football in their hand????????????????”
    I would normally think it to be totally stupid, but after what just happened to his team mate (the name escapes me) that just got shot for no apparent reason these guys are pretty leary of anyone.

  19. RedStang says: Feb 17, 2009 5:10 PM

    I fail to see what the guns have to do with anything so why should he face gun charges? Does he legally own them? Were they stored in his vehicle in accordance with TN law?
    From the brief description it appears that he is only guilty of driving on a suspended license.
    Guns don’t necessarily = illegal.

  20. snccoach says: Feb 17, 2009 5:11 PM

    The important thing is that he’s keeping it real. Cuz you gotta have the Bentley (eye roll) with three guns in the back. Dumbass thugs man!!!

  21. Agamemnon says: Feb 17, 2009 5:13 PM

    You sure it was a fully automatic AK-47 and not the civillian version, the MAK-90, semi-auto?

  22. sultanofslot says: Feb 17, 2009 5:15 PM

    “And. for reasons neither known nor apparent, he faces no weapons charges.”
    Finally, a police department that adheres to the Constitution

  23. Heinekenfun says: Feb 17, 2009 5:17 PM

    How desperate for attention is this Nonsensabaugh guy? I guess he’s either going to have to shoot himself in a nightclub or…, y’know, make an actual NFL style play, on the field, in a real live game before someone figures out who the hell he is.
    I Googled his name and got an error message stating zero results.

  24. Brewster says: Feb 17, 2009 5:23 PM

    Lets see, arrested in a barber shop getting a haircut by a female police officer while his $200K Bentley is parked outside with three guns inside including an AK-47. Doesn’t everyone need an AK-47 for protection?
    How can the NRA and its lobbyists position this one in a positive light. That should be somewhat challenging.
    From the mug shot shown I’m not sure why he wasted any money on a haircut. It might just be the most expensive haircut he’ll ever receive.

  25. nosupeforu says: Feb 17, 2009 5:24 PM

    they might have declined to press charges on the Glock .22 since no such handgun exists.

  26. Messiah says: Feb 17, 2009 5:28 PM

    WTF. There is no law against owning a gun. Actually, it is written in the constitiution as an admendment and recently upheld by the Supreme court that we can own guns. check it out on Google.
    The reason there are no weapons charges? take a guess…. go ahead.
    He was probably transporting them safely and legally.
    I really think Pelosi or Clinton or Brady is writing these blogs sometimes.

  27. hiddentrack says: Feb 17, 2009 5:30 PM

    I’m not excusing the guns (seriously, why the hell would you need all of them) or the fact that he was driving with a suspended license (bonehead move), but the guy can’t seem to go home without getting in trouble. I don’t see any mention of trouble anywhere else, so perhaps the issue is the Kingsport police.
    I wonder why the officer ran his plate. She wouldn’t have found that he was driving on a suspended license otherwise. Circling the block isn’t a reason. Was it because he has a nice car in what could have been a not-so-nice neighborhood? That hardly seems right.

  28. pepe says: Feb 17, 2009 5:50 PM

    If you find the need to drive around with an AK47, and you’re not protecting a high-ranking political official, you might need to make some lifestyle changes.

  29. ecsacker6306 says: Feb 17, 2009 5:55 PM

    I know other people said it, but an AK-47? If that thing was fully automatic (we’ll never know) and he got off, I’m going to lose all faith in the justice system of this country.
    Someone should be looking into this. how did he get out of the tunnel with no weapon chargers?
    ludicrous.

  30. Bob_Nelson says: Feb 17, 2009 6:16 PM

    There is nothing illegal about his second amendment rights.
    There is no license required to attend church or speak freely.
    Why should a license be required for his right to bear arms.
    He was not using the guns illegally and their presense affect no one.
    Why the heck should he be charged for having a legal product??

  31. Ray Guy says: Feb 17, 2009 6:18 PM

    “And. for reasons neither known nor apparent, he faces no weapons charges.” Finally, a police department that adheres to the Constitution”
    Bingo.
    And who CARES if he had 1,2,3,4, or 5 guns. It’s HIS choice.
    Now if he were a convicted fellon, transporting them illegally, or had a full auto., he would be knee deep in it.

  32. DaamGud says: Feb 17, 2009 6:27 PM

    “And. for reasons neither known nor apparent, he faces no weapons charges.”
    It says in the article that he has a carry permit.

  33. Bob_Nelson says: Feb 17, 2009 6:34 PM

    It is nobody’s business what he has in his car or what you have in your car.

  34. doggz109 says: Feb 17, 2009 6:58 PM

    Carry permit – check.
    Legal guns – check. There are many “ak-47″ clones out there that are semi auto and quite legal – especially in Tennessee.
    Not sure what they mean by Glock .22 caliber because it doesn’t exist. There is a Glock 22 .40 cal that is a nice self defense weapon.
    NFL players have every right to carry a weapon and defend themselves just like anyone else.

  35. phillyinsd says: Feb 17, 2009 7:12 PM

    vbar119 says:And to the people who are going to say “They shouldn’t be in a situation where they need a gun.” THEY ARE NFL PLAYERS! Celebrity status comes along with that. What do you expect them to do? Stay in there mothers basement and check PFT every 5 minutes for football updates? They are people too, they have to get out and have a life too!
    I get it and I do agree that everyone has the right to carry a gun. But 3 of them? And an AK? Seriously? Unless he was on his way to the shooting range or from the store after just purchasing it I can’t defend that. If he feels he needs 3 guns at once to protect himself…wow.
    Also, to the comment “There is no license required to attend church or speak freely. Why should a license be required for his right to bear arms.”, I really disagree with this statement, not because I disagree with the point you are trying to make, but it’s a terrible comparison. Going to church and speaking freely doesn’t have the potential to injure and/or kill people. Let’s face it, the gun laws aren’t keeping the murderers from owning a gun by any stretch of the imagination…but the right to bear arms and the right to practice free religion and free speech have only one thing in common, and it is that they are all in fact our right.

  36. alewatcher says: Feb 17, 2009 7:15 PM

    vbar119 says:
    February 17th, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    Why do players need guns? Ask Richard Collier.
    ——————–
    Collier was sitting in a car and was shot from behind. He could have had a friggin’ armory and he still would have been dead. There aren’t many situations where having a gun actually improves your circumstances. The first gun deployed generally wins, so unless you can pull yours first, it don’t mean a thing.

  37. teddybayer says: Feb 17, 2009 7:23 PM

    Dear GR365:
    When you posted, “Good thing these guys don’t make a living using thier head, because they’d all starve!”, did you realize that you’d spelled “their” incorrectly? Probably not, otherwise you’d probably starve!
    Napoleon Florio, all five feet of ya: can you do some fact checkin’ or something? I know it’s a rumor website but even a svelte 6 footer like myself, who knows nothing about handguns, knows that there’s no such thing as a Glock 22 caliber! Come on, little buddy! Check this crap before you make a fool of yourself. Wait. Too late, lil’ buddy.
    P.S. Notice the lack of any “forced” Seinfeld reference here. There isn’t one because there isn’t one. Period. Tractor reference, indeed.

  38. touchdownbuffalo says: Feb 17, 2009 7:30 PM

    22 caliber glock? Guy must really must know his weapons. The only way to have a 22 cal glock is to convert it with a kit. They probably meant to say a glock 22 which is the 40 caliber. What self respecting NFL’er would carry around a puny 22? You won’t catch a Buffalo Bill carrying a 22, round wouldn’t even penetrate the first layer of clothing during a Buffalo winter! Full auto is my choice for tailgating then a 40 or 45 in the stadium itself or maybe the glock 10mm,excellent choice although a bit bulky…

  39. killwithme says: Feb 17, 2009 7:33 PM

    maybe we should spend some time in law classes before we write an article like this.
    Suppose he left a gun shop after purchasing all three weapons, had his receipts, passed his gun safety classes, waited for his CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK, and was merely transporting them home? Does that change the complexion of the story??? Maybe they were in his trunk still in the cases they came in?? If you read the ACTUAL story, he had his permit this time and 2 years ago, his permit had expired (which is why his charge was “failing to maintain a permit”
    I’m going to guess the Glock is a model 22, which is a .40 not a .22.
    I’m also going to guess the AK is a civilian model.
    and then I’m going to guess that 80% of the people that have posted thus far are left wing pussies that have no business in a thread even mentioning guns.

  40. Pantherfan105 says: Feb 17, 2009 7:54 PM

    Maybe this is the guy you should be comparing to Chris Henry/Pac Man jones instead of Lynch….ugh cmon

  41. benlee5 says: Feb 17, 2009 8:01 PM

    Has PFT turned into a liberal blog forum?
    Fact – It’s legal to carry guns. Yes, their are specific weapons that are illegal, but going on the assumption that he wasn’t charged with any weapons Sensabaugh was in compliance of the laws of Tennessee.
    Fact – When people are coming or going from a shooting range some people take more than one gun. We do not know what he was doing.
    Fact – Talk to some famous NBA players who almost shat themselves while being held up by guns. Talk to Michael Irvin who almost got jacked.
    Sensabaugh might not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but he still has the right to bear arms just like most of the people in the country.

  42. Vox Veritas says: Feb 17, 2009 8:09 PM

    “Why do players need guns? Ask Richard Collier. ”
    So why do they need three guns? Only got two hands, you know.

  43. empty13 says: Feb 17, 2009 8:50 PM

    in case one runs out of ammo! i have 4 handguns loaded just 2 feet from me.
    call before coming over!
    the gummint has lots of guns, often full auto. so do drug dealers.
    why a “free” people shouldnt have the same kind of guns that real thugs and the gummint (am i being redundant?) have… no one can explain that in a satisfactory manner.

  44. vbar119 says: Feb 17, 2009 8:59 PM

    Vox Veritas says: So why do they need three guns? Only got two hands, you know.
    Obviously you have never been outside of your suburban home. If you are ever in a gun fight, good luck surviving with one gun. One person takes the AK, the other person takes the Glock and the .38.
    If the guns are not loaded, there is no problem at all. I wouldn’t matter if he had 10 AKs and 20 M-16s in his trunk.
    alewatcher says: “…unless you can pull yours first, it don’t mean a thing.”
    If you have a gun on you, you have a chance. You have a chance to fight back, you have a chance to scare them off. What do you expect somebody to do when they’re being shot at? Pull out their cell phone and call 911 to explain the situation? That might work if you’re driving Obama’s armored Cadillac, but for most people, it’s not an option. I’d rather pull out a Glock .40 and bust back.
    So basically what you said is that if you’re ever in a gunfight, it doesn’t matter whether you’re armed or not…

  45. mrjt says: Feb 17, 2009 9:41 PM

    i once banged a fat chick in kingsport. i should have been arrested

  46. *Legion* says: Feb 17, 2009 10:00 PM

    alewatcher: Congratulations on missing the point.
    While firearms may not have helped Collier, the POINT of someone mentioning him is to illustrate the idea (correct or not) that players in Jacksonville can find themselves in dangerous situations, where a firearm might be helpful (again, not arguing whether the point is right or wrong, but that’s the point being made).
    The fact that Collier wouldn’t have had a chance to use a firearm means absolutely NOTHING as to a potential situation Sensabaugh could end up in.

  47. Sprint_DA says: Feb 17, 2009 10:10 PM

    Here’s a crazy idea about why he was carrying 3 guns in his car: Maybe he was coming back from or going to the shooting range. I know that’s generally the number of guns I carry when going shooting. My 12ga shotgun for trap, a .22 cal rifle for some target practice, and a handgun because they’re fun. More money and I’d probably be heading out there with a semi-auto 20ga, an AR-15, and a handgun.

  48. TheAzzMan says: Feb 17, 2009 10:22 PM

    He’s probably a gun collector. I am sure many others are in the NFL as well, they just aren’t stupid enough to drive around with guns with a suspended license. Well, at least not most of them. The fact that he wasn’t charged for the guns means that the AK-47 was not a fully automatic and that they were legally being transported.

  49. phillyinsd says: Feb 17, 2009 10:32 PM

    vbar119 says: Obviously you have never been outside of your suburban home. If you are ever in a gun fight, good luck surviving with one gun. One person takes the AK, the other person takes the Glock and the .38.
    Wow. Where do you live vbar? I’m not saying that to be an ass…just want to know where I need to never, ever go.
    Someone I know had his home invaded (in the suburbs 2 houses from where I grew up) and they tied him up and shot him with his own (unregistered) guns. He also happened to associate with drug dealers and criminals. Coincidence? Guns are in the suburbs too! My point is that you are only as safe as the situations you put yourself in and the people you associate with. Don’t act like these guys are model citizens. If you don’t associate with criminals, don’t go into rough neighborhoods in a $150,000 car and loaded with bling, and hire some bodyguards when you go clubbing, you lower your risk. If you still want to carry a gun, it’s your right. But you are much less likely to need it if you avoid risky situations.
    I’m not saying that someone couldn’t attack or rob them, but don’t you think you are more at risk if you advertise your wealth? Sorry to go on a tangent about a story that only involves gun possesion and (thankfully) no actual shootings…

  50. phillyinsd says: Feb 17, 2009 10:34 PM

    mrjt says:
    i once banged a fat chick in kingsport. i should have been arrested
    hahahahahaha…indeed.

  51. vbar119 says: Feb 17, 2009 10:46 PM

    phillyinsd:
    I live in Aliquippa. You may know some other people who live here as well. Ty Law, Mike Ditka, and D. Revis. Tony Dorsett’s nephew was arrested here a couple of months ago on drug and gun charges.
    But back to my point. Every NFL player should have a permit to caryy guns, and should carry at least one hand gun on them. What does it hurt? Nothing. Should NFL players associate with drug dealers? No. Should NFL players abandon their childhood friends? No. They should just weed the bad ones out. Riding around rough areas in a $150,000 car? Ty Law’s mother lives down the street from me and I see her every day in either her $200,000 Bentley GT Coupe or her $150,000 Jaguar. Do people bother with her? No. In the summer, Ty Law jogs every morning through the projects of Aliquippa. Does anybody bother with him? No. Point being, if somebody does decide to mess with your life, what’s so wrong with being able to protect yourself?

  52. phillyinsd says: Feb 17, 2009 11:07 PM

    I gotcha. Just stating my opinion, you make a good point too. It just sucks that some of these guys put themselves in avoidable situations like this, because whether the law finds them innocent or guilty they are guilty to the public eye immediately and it paints a bad picture of millionare NFL stars in general. Oh yea, I have no idea where Aliquippa is. It’s fun to say though. Aliquippa…

  53. MaineMan says: Feb 17, 2009 11:43 PM

    Actually, I think Tennessee has a three-gun minimum. If you’re carrying anything less, you get busted on weapons charges.

  54. MaineMan says: Feb 18, 2009 12:10 AM

    Umm, guys? My politics mostly get me branded as one o’ them Libruls. But I happen to like my AK. Fun to plink with. Not fussy at all. Ammo’s cheap. Does that make me a bad person?

  55. Kotite says: Feb 18, 2009 7:44 AM

    Remember when people knew how to settle arguments with a one on one fist fight? Kingsport is hardly Compton Gerald… Grow up. While you have every right to own an AK-47, you don’t need to consistently look for trouble with a police department that doesn’t like you. This guy has real talent and range, but just screwed himself in free agency value.

  56. kevcole0256 says: Feb 18, 2009 8:55 AM

    When is it a crime to drive a car in the projects to see your friends or family members? Other than the charge of driving with suspended license the man should never been stopped. I bet he will get this one thrown out in court just by the statements the cop made to the newspaper.

  57. Kurt M. Weber says: Feb 18, 2009 12:42 PM

    Why should he face “weapons” charges?
    There is, quite simply, no possible way that anyone in possession of any sort of weapon under any sort of circumstances can ever possibly be in violation of any legitimate law.

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