Arron Sears Receives Conditional Release

April 5th, 2011

After spending 62 days in a Hillsborough County cage, troubled former Bucs offensive lineman Arron Sears is now a free man.

For the time being.

After living the last two months of his life in jail on a charge of battery on a cop, Sears was granted a conditional release today, so reports Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Arron Sears was released from jail on Tuesday and will enter an 18-month mental health pretrial intervention program, the state attorney’s office confirmed…

The law enforcement officer involved in the incident at TGH allowed Sears to enter an intervention program instead of pursuing criminal charges. If Sears successfully completes the program, all charges against him will be dismissed. If not, Sears’ case will go back to the state attorney’s office.

In short, if Sears doesn’t cooperate in getting the mental healthcare he clearly needs, it’s back in the cage he goes.

This is simply a sad story for Joe of a very gifted guy — who no fault of his own — that now faces at best an unforeseen future.

10 Responses to “Arron Sears Receives Conditional Release”

  1. Oahubuc Says:

    Come on, Big Guy. Prayin’ for ya.

  2. WeNeedDefense Says:

    He’s outta jail!

    We need a guard.

    Let’s sign him.


    Can’t be any worse than Talib.

  3. Capt.Tim Says:

    Just a damn shame. He and Penn would have developed into a real force. He was a player I really liked to watch. He was a real pounder! Good luck Aaron, please get the help you need!

  4. grasshopp427er Says:

    this is a sad story. joe you have to get the nfl netwrk clip of sapp and mooch talking about sapp getting ahold of jerry rice back in the day. it just aired tonight. thats great tv for a buc fan.

  5. Not A Rocket Surgeon Says:

    I hope for the best for Aaron.

    and the use of the word ‘cage’ is not real cool.

  6. Buck Naked Says:

    dis doo is CAR-A-ZY

  7. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Was an awesome player, and this is no fault of his obviously.

    It is also, unfortunately, a part of a trend in Cincinanti…err…Tampa.

  8. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I am glad he is out of Jail!

  9. DieHard Bob Says:

    God bless Arron Sears.

  10. Chris Says:

    This is such a sad story, and even though I am not a fan of the Bucs, my thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this tragic turn of events.

    What is even sadder is that there are thousands of other cases similar if not identical to Arron Sears throughout the United States and the world as a whole.

    Something needs to be done to improve how we treat the mentally ill in this country.