Kindle's Car Crash Now in the Rear View Mirror

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By Bill Frisbie, Lead Writer
Posted Jul 29, 2009
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Sergio Kindle (Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)

IRVING, TX -- Sergio Kindle acknowledged Wednesday that there has been in-house punishment from Texas coaches following the late-night incident last June in which he drove a vehicle into the wall of a west campus apartment. Inside Texas caught up with Kindle at the Big 12 Football Media Days Wednesday.

"There were some disciplinarian things," Kindle said, "but I'd rather not talk about them."

Otherwise, Kindle's status with the team, including in-house disciplinary measures, have been addressed to the satisfaction of Texas coach Mack Brown

"From what I know, it's all been dealt with," Kindle told Inside Texas.

To date, no charges have been filed against Kindle.

Kindle stands by his story that the crash resulted from attempting to text-message while driving. There was no alcohol involved, he added. Yet, Kindle initially worried that the accident might have torpedoed a promising career. The accident occurred nearly two years after Kindle was arrested on DWI charges in Austin. Brown suspended Kindle for the first three games of the 2007 season.

"He (Brown) told me there was more than one person in the world who does texting while driving," Kindle said. "He told me to get well and move on."

Kindle was seen pushing the car away from the Jefferson West Apartments at 2704 Rio Grande following the accident. He then left the scene.

"At the time, I was like, 'Man!' It was kind of overwhelming, especially being in the spotlight."

Damage to the building was reported at $8,700.

Kindle contacted the building management to accept responsibility for the accident the following morning. He also contacted his lawyer and then was treated for a minor head injury by the team's physician.

"My teammates were more worried about me than anything else," Kindle told Inside Texas. "They said forget the car. They were concerned about me as a person and as a teammate. That was the main deal."

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