Arron Sears Wanted Beer, Cigars In Hospital

March 9th, 2011

The disturbing story of Arron Sears continues to rear its ugly head.

Sears, a former stud left guard for the Bucs, suffers from some demons so bad, that he can’t stay employed in the NFL. In recent months, Sears has had a number of run-ins with the law. Good guy Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times was able to obtain some court records that paint a very troubling picture about Sears.

In one case, he insinuated he was going to set off an explosive device in a hospital unless he had beer and cigars delivered to him.

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.’ ”

Later, officers said, Sears shoved a nurse about 5 feet (the nurse didn’t press charges). Battaglia confronted him. Sears pushed Battaglia out of the way and left the room again. Sears then pushed his mother aside and ran, the report said. Battaglia subdued him with a Taser.

It’s a very sad and detailed story that no one seems to have an answer for. Holder left the door open that perhaps a head injury could have been the trigger for Sears’ troubles.

In short, Sears needs to be institutionalized so he and doctors can get a handle on things. Sears has already demonstrated a violent side. Until doctors can find out what is truly wrong with him and get this under control, Joe fears Sears could do something very terrible.

11 Responses to “Arron Sears Wanted Beer, Cigars In Hospital”

  1. Travis Says:

    What a waste of an astronomical talent.
    And yes when he was healthy and played he WAS out BEST o-lineman (that includes you Penn and Joseph)

  2. Matt Says:

    Does anybody know if Sears had ANY indicators of this in college or if it just came out of nowhere?

    Just speculating, but I wonder if the Bucs are more rigorously investigating the mental background of their prospects now…

  3. Luc Says:

    Stories about Sears over the last several years have hinted at mental illness. When your brain chemistry isn’t right, it’s tough to behave in a way most of us consider normal. Let’s not judge his actions too harshly or without considering context. What an excellent player he could have been.


    With all due respect Joes,

    I feel like the title of this post is incredibly insensitive.

    I’m not saying, it’s inaccurate.

    Sears is obviously suffering from a horrible mental illness. So sad.

  5. oar Says:

    Truely a sad story! I have said it for a couple of years now and will say it again. We have missed Sears’ play on the o-line!

  6. jvato24 Says:

    Hey .. I have been there before .. Get me some beer and smokes or Im gonna blow some stuff up … And some tequila too .. Everything was fine after

  7. Derf Says:


    Saving ,’this place is gonna blow’ IS NOT referring to an explosive device!

    Sears did just what he said and ‘blew up’, i.e., anger, upset….not an explosive device!

    Are you spending too much time with the attorney’s lately?

  8. Scott Says:

    Can anyone say…Barrett Robbins !
    Why does it seem that most of society can see the obvious of the obvious (Hello Charlie Sheen!) but it seems that it takes an act of severe aggression or more tragic for the wheels to truly get rolling in the direction of assistance.

  9. IMHO... Says:

    were did he smuggle tha explosives? He was jus angry he couldn’t get what he wanted. Mental illness is not a joke or laughing matter as i hope everything is fine with him in tha future.

  10. Dave Says:

    It is sad. he obviously has mental issues and NEEDS to be in the hospital to be evaluated for his safety and the safety of others.

  11. Paul Says:

    I wonder if this has anything to do with the concussions that he played through while here in Tampa Bay?