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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Kindle makes a surprise appearance

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

IRVING, Texas -- A remorseful Sergio Kindle told reporters Wednesday at the Big 12 media days that he learned a valuable lesson last month after crashing his car into an Austin apartment building while he was text messaging.

Kindle said that Texas head coach Mack Brown has already taken disciplinary action against him, but declined to provide specifics. The punishment, Kindle said, will not include suspensions from either games or practices.

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

Kindle, an All-Big 12 preseason pick at defensive end, said the June 24 accident was a wake-up call to him that he said will help build his responsibility in the future. He has spent most of the past few weeks trying to rebuild his credibility with teammates.

No charges have been filed against Kindle because of the accident. Kindle told reporters he wasn't drinking at the time of the crash. He sustained a concussion and was treated by team doctors the following day.

Brown said that he plans to lecture his team in the next several days about the perils of texting while driving.

"I know I've done it," Brown said. "I've got to quit checking my messages when I'm at stop signs."