More Details On Arron Sears’s June Arrest
March 09, 2011 at 09:59am by Scott • 1 Comment »
With Arron Sears‘s court hearing coming up tomorrow, more details on the incident that got him arrested last June have been made public. And although those details involve cigars and beer, it’s not as much fun as it sounds.
According to the police report, on the day of the alleged battery, June 5, [Officer] Battaglia was summoned to the walkway connecting the hospital and a parking garage, where, the officer said, Sears was lying down. Battaglia wrote in a report that Sears “did display mental illness signs.” After another police unit responded, Sears eventually got into his vehicle and left, the report said.
About four hours later, Sears was returned to the hospital under the Baker Act after a Hillsborough deputy found him sitting in his truck “zoned out,” the report said. At the hospital, Sears became belligerent and continually attempted to leave his room despite his mother’s pleas and attempts to restrain him.
At one point, Battaglia wrote, Sears left the room and “demanded a beer and a black and mild (cigar). We informed the subject he could not have those in the hospital. The subject’s facial expression became aggressive and he stated, ‘You better get it or this place is going to blow.’ “
And then the Tasers came.
Arron’s mom has been granted emergency guardianship of him until this whole thing gets sorted out. The DA doesn’t sound like he’s going to be a prick and seems willing to try and get Arron help rather than send him to jail for another year or two. It’s a sad state of affairs for a guy who showed so much promise early in his career. No one knows if this is a brain disease that came up on him naturally or if it’s the result of head injuries from either college or pro ball. With the recent suicide of Dave Duerson and his insistence that his brain be studied for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, you have to think that football-related trauma is going to get serious scrutiny.
I wish Arron good luck at his trial and with his treatment, and I know all Bucstats readers do as well. Take it easy, big guy.