Jayron Kearse arrested for DWI, possession of a firearm without a permit

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Vikings safety Jayron Kearse landed in jail on Sunday morning.

Kearse was arrested in Hennepin County, Minnesota early on Sunday. He faces charges of driving while impaired and possession of a firearm without a permit.

According to multiple reports, the police report states Kearse was spotted pulling his car onto a closed section of a highway around 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning. Kearse was pulled over and police officers suspected he was drunk. Kears was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.10 and a loaded firearm was found in his car.

“We are aware of Jayron’s arrest and are gathering additional information at this time,” the Vikings said in a statement.

Kearse is in his fourth season with the Vikings. The Vikings beat Washington 19-9 on Thursday night, so they do not have a game this Sunday.

25 responses to “Jayron Kearse arrested for DWI, possession of a firearm without a permit

  1. Really like him as a player; however, he just failed decision making 101. Wonder how many of his friends let him drive impaired?

  2. redlikethepig says:
    October 27, 2019 at 11:42 am
    I wonder how they discovered the gun? Can police search your car for a traffic stop?
    Arrested. Car towed and impounded. Contents of vehicle logged and secured so owner cannot claim his $1 mil in cash was stolen by the po po.

  3. The Vikings are lucky, the last time one of their DB’s went to jail on a Saturday night, he had to wait in his cell till Monday morning and the judge’s arrival in court and missed that Sunday game.

    BTW, the Vikings lost that day.

  4. “Jayron! Are you home? Pick it up, would you? Mensa Society on line 1. They were wondering if you’d be willing to participate in an intelligence comparison with a rock. You would? Great!”

  5. These kinds of things happen all around the league, but it is always disappointing when it happens to one of our own. He may have just torpedoed his own career. Driving around a barricade onto a closed section of road after having a few drinks. Alcohol really messes with your decision making. That’s why you need a designated driver.

  6. This is the first time I’ve heard Jayron Kearse’s name since Mackenzie Alexander came back from injury.

  7. For everyone asking why players just don’t Uber, the answer is easy. He’s 24, pocket full of money,and for a lot of players in the league, driving a vehicle most in his family or circle of friends have ever been able to afford. He has to show it off, and add alcohol to the mix, that need is only heightened. Gotta show up and show out, I’ve been there. And I didn’t want to leave my vehicle there, so you say to everyone, “I’m good to drive” and away you go.

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