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New York Jets Running Back Joe McKnight Arrested for Outstanding Traffic Warrants

August 10th, 2013 at 9:01 PM
By Maude Campbell

Police stopped New York Jets running back Joe McKnight on July 30, which resulted in his arrest for two outstanding traffic warrants. He was stopped in Hanover Township, New Jersey, which was an off day for the players from training camp. According to Police Chief Steve Gallagher he was pulled over for changing lanes without signaling.

'New York Jets Running Backs LaDainlian Tomlinson and Joe McKnight' photo (c) 2011, Marianne O'Leary - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The arrest of New York Jets running back Joe McKnight is one of the more benign athlete arrests this summer, among the Aaron Hernandez arrest for murder in late June. The outstanding warrants include failing to produce an insurance card in Summit, New Jersey and failing to observe a traffic signal in Springfield.

He was then arrested and later posted $320 bail, the total of the warrants, and released with a summons for unsafe lane change and driving an uninsured vehicle. McKnight is the second among his teammates to be arrested this summer.

Fellow teammate Mike Goodson was arrested in May for weapons and drug charges in New Jersey. The case was sent to grand jury in June and Goodson pleaded not guilty to all charges. Goodson has been absent from the team's training camp thus far, with the Jets not releasing many details about the situation.

Since his arrest McKnight has been back with the Jets, but has not practiced. He did not travel with the team for the first preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field last night  He was experiencing concussion-like symptoms resulting from a hit during a play. Throughout camp, he has also been handling cramping issues. McKnight is currently fighting for a roster spot, and the injury issues combined with the legal issues won't help him.

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Tags: Aaron Hernandez, concussion, Detroit Lions, Football, Joe McKnight, Mike Goodson, New York, New York Jets, NFL, Preseason, training camp

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