Deputies can't get Arron Sears into courthouse

A court appearance for former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Arron Sears was waived on Thursday when jail deputies had difficulty transporting him to a courthouse.

According to a report in the St. Petersburg Times, Sears was “uncooperative after arriving by bus at the courthouse.” At that point, authorities made the decision to return him to jail. Sears’ football career spun out of control because of what sources said was depression and mental illness.

Sears’ next court date is April 6. He faces a felony charge of battery on a police officer. The 26-year-old went AWOL from the Bucs in the offseason following the 2008 season. He has been jailed because he had missed multiple court appearances on the battery charge.

Hopefully, this process will lead to Sears receiving some help.

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