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.