Kindle again facing legal issue

Ravens linebacker Sergio Kindle will be subpoenaed while this team is in Nashville this week, according to a report in the Tennessean.

Kindle, a second-round pick last year who has yet to play in a regular-season game, was sued today for $130,000 by U.S. Bank in Davidson County Court after he allegedly failed to repay loans that originated from U.S. Bank’s Nashville-based entertainment and music division.

Nashville attorney Worrick Robinson told the Tennessean that the process will be left up to a “contract process server,” but he plans to have Kindle subpoenaed this weekend.

“I’m not comfortable going into the specifics of it,” Robinson told the newspaper. “But it’s very typical for high draft picks to take out loans for various purposes including workouts, trainers, specialty chefs, vehicles and other expenses leading up to the draft.”

This is the latest off-the-field issue for the former University of Texas standout. Kindle pleaded guilty in May to drunken-driving charges, stemming from an arrest last December on Route 1 near Laurel. He was given two years of probation. He was also arrested prior to his 2007 season at Texas on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Kindle, who fractured his skull in a fall down the stairs before training camp last year, missed all of last season and then was inactive for the Ravens’ 35-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday./p>

Ravens coach John Harbaugh reiterated this week that he expects Kindle to be a contributor this season.

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