Judge Rules On Sears Case

Auburn University linebacker Kevin Sears was found guilty by an Auburn city court judge involving an incident last November during the player's junior season. Sears will be a senior this season for the Tigers.

Auburn, Ala.--Senior linebacker Kevin Sears has been found guilty of public intoxication, leaving the scene of an accident and in being in control of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more by Auburn municipal court judge Joe Bailey.

The charges were the result of a Nov. 6, 2005 incident in Auburn in which his vehicle was involved in a single car accident. Sears was fined $1,589 and is required to attend alcohol abuse classes.

Sears was suspended for the Georgia game last season by Coach Tommy Tuberville and did not make the trip to Orlando for the bowl game. He participated in spring drills and is competing for a starting spot at linebacker.

Sears, who turned 23 on July 1st, is from Russellville.


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