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Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:27 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Howard County prosecutor who was trying the Sergio Kindle DUI case wanted the Ravens LB to spend 30 days in jail. Instead, the judge said he had served enough time – as long as he abstains from alcohol.

That, according to the Carroll County Times, made Kindle and his law team very happy, as the district judge sentenced Kindle to two years of probation and waived a mandatory $1,000 fine (any violation of the probation, though, means Kindle will go to jail for a year).

KindleKindle was given credit for five days served after he spent last week at a Maryland treatment facility, and the judge suspended the rest of the one-year sentence.

"Often we forget that there are significant consequences and collateral consequences that flow from one's arrest," Judge Edward Axel said to Kindle – who missed all of last season with a fractured skull – in court. "Clearly, you have faced challenges in the past year. Incarceration is not appropriate given all of the circumstances and the treatment you've sought and received."

State attorney Dario J. Broccolino was not pleased with the decision.

"People need to get the message that a second-time offender should have some more serious sanctions imposed on him," Broccolino said. "I don't care if he's a football player. I'm disappointed that the judge's sentence didn't follow our recommendation. We think our recommendation was more appropriate than what was actually imposed, but that's the judge's call. The entire sentence was lenient. End of story."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:27 pm
 

Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

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Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

Being a Raven's fan, I certainly have mixed emotions on this precarious decision.  Sergio certainly has potential to regain the confidence and support of his team mates and fans, but probation alone just doesn't seem to qualify his irresponsible behavior.  I just hope this all too liberal sentence doesn't give him an excuse to test the waters again.  After all, the door is closing shut on any other offenses or excuses! 



Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

BROCCOLI...NO!




Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 9:29 am
 

Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

His past year being hard has nothing to do with the fact that he was driving under the influence! DUI's are serious and should be taken that way whether it was his first offense or his 3rd. He should have gotten at least 30 days to think about the type of damage he could have caused to himself or someone else. I understand about going through hard times and everyone deserving a second chance but u have to pay for your mistakes (and i dont mean by throwing money at them) and learn from them. There can be nothing learned from being slapped on the wrist and threaten with a stiffer penalty the next time he screws up.




Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 2:57 am
 

Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

Judge:  "Clearly, you have faced challenges in the past year."

He's talking about the challenge of walking stairs.  Brilliant.



Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

And the draft experts thought that the Blackbirds drafting of the less than law abiding Jimmy Smith was OK because they had vets in the locker room like Ray "the Knife" Lewis to keep him in line.  You all are too funny - but then again we have our own dumb a$$e$$ with Mendenhall but I trust our vets more to  straighten him out.  



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

karmangraphic:  I am confused.... who is the head of security an employee of???? the owners???? if the ravens sent a paid employee to pick up a player, then how on gods green earth is that the players breaking the rules????? but seriously no lockout can prevent to free americans from congregating, even if they are employees of the same business.  who would either side file a complaint with?? you did get one thing right though this lockout is a complete and total joke. the NFL and it's owners are the ones refusing to operate under the deal they negotiated, what a group of greedy bozos, i mean seriously who sides with old, rich, white, bozos???? oh yeah almost everyone, and especially those who don't see reality.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Kindle gets no jail time, only probation

I think the bigger question is that the Ravens head of security was there to drive Sergio Kindle to the airport. I thought employees of NFL teams are not allowed to mingle or talk to players. THIS LOCKOUT IS A JOKE!!!!!
The only people that follow the rules are the owners!!!


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