Tag:Sergio Kindle
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:27 pm

Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Howard County prosecutor who was trying the Sergio Kindle DUI case wanted the Ravens LB to spend 30 days in jail. Instead, the judge said he had served enough time – as long as he abstains from alcohol.

That, according to the Carroll County Times, made Kindle and his law team very happy, as the district judge sentenced Kindle to two years of probation and waived a mandatory $1,000 fine (any violation of the probation, though, means Kindle will go to jail for a year).

KindleKindle was given credit for five days served after he spent last week at a Maryland treatment facility, and the judge suspended the rest of the one-year sentence.

"Often we forget that there are significant consequences and collateral consequences that flow from one's arrest," Judge Edward Axel said to Kindle – who missed all of last season with a fractured skull – in court. "Clearly, you have faced challenges in the past year. Incarceration is not appropriate given all of the circumstances and the treatment you've sought and received."

State attorney Dario J. Broccolino was not pleased with the decision.

"People need to get the message that a second-time offender should have some more serious sanctions imposed on him," Broccolino said. "I don't care if he's a football player. I'm disappointed that the judge's sentence didn't follow our recommendation. We think our recommendation was more appropriate than what was actually imposed, but that's the judge's call. The entire sentence was lenient. End of story."

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Posted on: May 5, 2011 12:54 pm

Hot Routes 5.5.11: Players not huge Goodell fans

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is pretty adamant about getting a bill done that would fund a new stadium for the Vikings. Even if the state’s budget is going to be short about $5 billion the next two years, Dayton wants this thing done ASAP.
  • The Dolphins will induct former broadcaster Jim Mandich – who also was a starter on the undefeated 1972 Miami team – into the organization’s honor roll. Mandich died last week from cancer at the age of 62. He will be the 22nd member of the honor roll.
  • Another interesting story from Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Silver on the dislike many NFL players have for commissioner Roger Goodell.
  • A Cowboys spokeswoman who says she was hurt when the team’s practice facility collapsed in 2009 has filed a lawsuit. Jancy Briles is suing the companies responsible for building the structure, and she’s looking for compensation for "serious, disabling and permanent injuries."
  • Former Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi, along with former Titans coach Jeff Fisher, will attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro next week as they try to drum up support for the Wounded Warrior Project. Sounds like a lot of climbing to me.

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Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:05 pm

Hot Routes 4.20.11 a time for hypotheticals

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Posted by Andy Benoit

Brandon Marshall thinks Ryan Mallett will be an All-Pro.

Norv Turner believes that being at home in three of the first four games will give the Chargers an opportunity to get off to a fast start (for a change).

Click here to see some sloppy touch screen analysis from Michael Irvin.

Ozzie Newsome says the Sergio Kindle story “is not written yet”. (True, but the first few chapters were sure bad.)

Based on 2010 records, the Carolina Panthers have the toughest 2011 schedule in the NFL. (Reason why: they don’t get to play the Carolina Panthers.)

Bengals season ticket holder Dr. Kim Brady will have the honor of announcing the team’s fourth round draft pick this year. (Expect it to be a player with some sort of criminal record.)

Film studying savant Greg Cosell says Jimmy Smith, not Patrick Peterson, is the best cornerback in this year’s draft.

Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News is incensed that NFL Films had Thursday Night Football’s Bob Papa audition for the play-by-play job he already has.

Cheerleaders aren’t locked out right now, which is why the Titans are holding a tryout next month.

Matt Hasselbeck talks about his status with the Seahawks (predictably, it hasn’t changed since before the lockout).

Michael Vick is visiting the Virginia Tech campus for the first time since his incarceration. (We’re gradually running out of “first time since prison” stories with this guy.)

Da’Quan Bowers says speculation about his knee is wrong.

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Posted on: March 7, 2011 4:24 pm
Edited on: March 7, 2011 4:25 pm

Hot Routes 3.7.11 got your DWI updates right here

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Posted by Andy Benoit

LaDainian Tomlinson has not talked to the Jets this offseason, but he says he’d be willing to take a reduced role if that’s what the team asked him to do.

Braylon Edwards’ DWI case is adjourned until May. His attorney needs more time to try to get certain bits of evidence excluded. Edwards’ case was already adjourned once in November and again in January. He was arrested in September. The legal system’s absurd leisureliness once again shines brightest on the highest profile cases…

Oh, and Sergio Kindle’s DUI case has also been postponed. (Attorney scheduling conflicts.)

Looks like not everyone would lose money in a lockout (gotta love T-shirt hawks).

The Indianapolis Super Bowl host committee does not believe Super Bowl XLVI is in jeopardy. They think “common sense will prevail”.

Labor strife isn’t getting in the way of cheerleader tryouts for the Ravens.

The Chiefs are putting cornerback Kevin Ross in their Hall of Fame.

Greg Jennings talks about the “team on my back” video that has gone viral.

One person speculates that Charlie Weis left Kansas City because he knew the Chiefs would be slashing salaries in the event of a lockout.

Former Jets quarterback Ray Lucas is making great strides in his recovery from drug addiction.

Raheem Morris and some of his staff will be visiting the Rays’ camp. NFL coaches like to study baseball training camps in order to pick up some new techniques for how to rest players.

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Posted on: February 23, 2011 2:25 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2011 2:45 pm

Hot Routes 2.23.11: Woodson to safety for Nnamdi?

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • The NFL has agreed to unseal some documents in the media fees case after the NFLPA requested it. They didn't unseal all of the documents requested by the NFLPA, however. That's cool, though, because, you know, negotiations are about compromise. AHEM.
  • The Packers are raising ticket prices by $2-$4 per game next year, though it's not supposed to mess with their sellout streak. They are the defending world champs after all.
  • The Steelers might consider using their transition tag on Ike Taylor, who would probably fetch a pretty penny on the open market. And who's departure would be not good for a Steelers' secondary that struggled a lot last year.
  • Not NFL-related, but I wish that someone would make more sandwiches for football players. I love sports-related sandwiches. This Carmelo Anthony one just makes no sense, unless it's symbolizing the level of annoyance with 'Melo by the time he was finally traded.
Posted on: February 17, 2011 10:26 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2011 10:30 pm

Kindle trying to restart pro career

Kindle Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Sergio Kindle didn’t have a great 2010.

You’ll recall the LB was selected by the Ravens in the second round, which was a pretty good feat. But then he fractured his skull after falling down the stairs a few days before training camp began. He was placed on IR, and his career was thought to be in jeopardy.

Then, showing a rather impressive lack of maturity, he was arrested on a DUI charge in December.

He’s hoping 2011 will be a little bit better, and he’s working out four days a week in Dallas in hopes of playing next season. He’s not been cleared for contact drills, because he still needs to see a few more doctors. But he’s hopeful.

"I'm not [scared]," Kindle told ESPN Dallas. "I'm hoping for the best but at the same time it is a head injury and the doctors are looking out for my best interest. If they see anything that is a question, they're going to let me know about it, which will be better off in the end. You don't want to go in not being full speed and get hurt and be done forever."

Although Ravens coach John Harbaugh basically called him an idiot after the DUI arrest – he didn’t say those words exactly; it was more along the lines of Kindle needing to grow up and make better decisions – he’s also let Kindle know that he’s in contention for a roster spot next year.

"It's a learning experience, going through some of the things I've been through," Kindle said. "And it sounds crazy but in a sense it seems like I might have needed that to wake up and see that there's a million people that want to be in the position I am in. I can't take it for granted. I've got to put everything I can into it to get everything out of it."

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Posted on: December 27, 2010 10:10 pm

Two DUI arrests for NFL this weekend

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Let’s combine two DUI arrests into one post, shall we?

Ravens rookie LB Sergio Kindle, who fractured his skull in the offseason and whose career is in jeopardy because of that injury, was popped for DUI in Howard County, Md., this weekend, and, according to the Baltimore Sun, he allegedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.17, more than twice the legal limit.

In an interview with the Sun on Sunday, Kindle said, “I just want to apologize to the organization because I don't want to bring a negative light to the team. It was my mistake. I can't take it back now."

The arrest didn’t sit well with Ravens coach John Harbaugh (naturally).

"He's got a track record for making really poor decisions," Harbaugh said Monday. "He knows that. That's a problem.

"If he wants to achieve things in football and life, you've got to make good decisions and you've (got) to do the right things. You've got to earn that trust. He's not off to a good start in college or the NFL right now."

A little bit further south, Redskins DT Joe Joseph apparently was arrested for the same offense as well.

Said Redskins senior vice president Tony Wyllie, via the Washington Post, “We're gathering all the facts right now. And that's really all I can say."

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Posted on: December 22, 2010 12:55 pm

Sergio Kindle's 2011 season in doubt?

Posted by Andy Benoit
S. Kindle
It wasn’t the most poetic tweet, but it was certainly revealing. It came from Ravens rookie linebacker Sergio Kindle, and it read:

"Dr's up here make'n me nervous bout my chances of come'n back next yr! dey aint say'n i wont play but dey aint say'n i am eitha!!

"yal know its a business so if i cant play next yr, dey aint gon keep me here!! But [f-bomb] IT i gota keep grind'n so i can ball out next yr!!"

Allow us to translate: Kindle’s doctors are not sure that his fractured skull, which wiped out his rookie season and landed him only a one-year rookie minimum contract, will be healed enough for him to play football in 2011. The second-round pick is currently on Baltimore’s non-football injury list, which means he can partake in meetings and lift weights, but he can’t physically practice.

The Ravens can retain Kindle’s rights for the 2011 season. But, as he alluded to, they probably won’t if he’s not cleared to play.

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