Another sad turn for Arron Sears

The sad saga of Arron Sears has another chapter and it’s not pleasant.

The former Tampa Bay offensive lineman was arrested for failing to show at a December court appearance. He is being held without bail. Sears previously was arrested for assaulting a law enforcement officer in June and again in November when he was found wandering a busy Tampa road.

Sears, 26, missed the 2009 season with what the team described as a personal problem. He began working out again, but was released in April 2010. A second-round draft pick in 2007, Sears quickly emerged as a very solid starter at guard.

But his personal problem appears to have brought his career to an end. This is a sad story on many levels. From a football aspect, the Bucs have moved on. But you have to wonder what things would be like if Sears didn’t run into problems. He and Davin Joseph had the potential to form one of the league’s best guard tandems.