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Sears currently in Alabama hometown

We addressed G Arron Sears' unavailability earlier today, explaining that the team wouldn't comment on his prolonged absence that dates to early May.

We've since learned Sears was in his hometown of Russellville, Ala. today where he participated in a youth football camp. Russellville High coach Doug Goodwin confirmed Sears' appearance, but he was unaware of Sears' situation with the Bucs and said he didn't observe anything out of the ordinary, including any apparent injury.

"He was walking around and smiling," Goodwin said of Sears. "He was here strictly as a favor to us. I couldn't speculate as far as something being wrong with him."

The Bucs have said only that Sears' absence is a personal matter.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:34pm]

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