Vikings’ Jayron Kearse Arrested

Vikings safety Jayron Kearse was arrested this morning on suspicion of DUI and possession of a firearm without a permit, as Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports (via Twitter). He is being held without bail for the firearm charge.

Kearse, a fourth-year player out of Clemson, was selected by the Vikings in the seventh round of the 2016 draft. He has appeared in 55 regular season games in his career, starting just four of them. But he has become a consistent part of the team’s DB rotation, having appeared in over a quarter of Minnesota’s defensive snaps this year, and he has been a regular special teams contributor since his rookie campaign.

Cronin passes along the team’s statement on the matter (Twitter link): “We are aware of Jayron’s arrest and are gathering additional information at this time.”

Kearse has compiled 55 tackles, four passes defensed, and a half-sack in his career.

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5 comments on “Vikings’ Jayron Kearse Arrested

  1. metsie1

    A Viking arrested, you don’t say? Sounds like he was “loading” up for a playoff run?

  2. hersch

    Four passes defended in his career??? He’s played four seasons. That equals one per season. And he’s a regular part of the DB rotation. Something doesn’t add up here. He’s either an outstanding DB and teams don’t throw his way, or those career stats are messed up.

  3. compassrose

    Go get a permit you idiots it isn’t hard. Many states will crossover their permits most that don’t you fill out a form and get one. Very few make you wait the 90 days at most to get one. I am not sure about the ones that make you take classes especially if you are not a full time resident. These idiots that get caught with no permit should get an auto 4 game suspension.

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