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Vikings safety Jayron Kearse sentenced to probation, community service

Jayron Kearse. Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Jayron Kearse.

Updated: February 28, 2020 10:12 AM

Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from his arrest last October.

Court documents show Kearse has been sentenced to probation and community service. He will also be required to go through a substance abuse program, participate in a victim impact panel and hand over his firearm.

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The gun charge will be taken off Kearse's record if he remains out of further legal trouble for a year.


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Kearse, 26, was arrested after failing a field sobriety test and also faced charges related to having a handgun without a permit. He pleaded guilty to fourth-degree driving while intoxicated and possessing a pistol in public without a permit. Three other charges were dismissed, according to court records. 

The NFL will likely discipline Kearse at some point in the 2020 season. He is set to become a free agent in March. 

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