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Muhammad Wilkerson charged with careless driving after crash

C.J. Spiller AP

Jets defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson escaped with only minor injuries — and two relatively minor traffic charges — after a car accident on Saturday.

Wilkerson, a 2011 first-round draft pick, was charged with careless driving and failure to maintain his lane after striking another car and overturning his own car on the Garden State Parkway early Saturday morning, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports.

Police responded to the accident at 4:29 a.m. on Saturday. Wilkerson crawled out of his car and was taken to the hospital but was not badly hurt, and he was checked by the Jets’ medical staff today and the team expects him to be ready to go at the start of training camp. No one in the car he hit was badly hurt, either.

“First and foremost, other than the minor injuries, he’s OK and everyone else involved is OK but I do not have a lot of details,” Wilkerson’s agent Chad Wiestling said.

The Jets think Wilkerson is going to have a breakout season this year. He’s lucky that this accident didn’t derail those plans.

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21 Responses to “Muhammad Wilkerson charged with careless driving after crash”
  1. tebowsafraud says: Jun 25, 2012 3:10 PM

    I’m sure he was headed to the gym for an early workout at 4:30 AM….

  2. dg0122 says: Jun 25, 2012 3:11 PM

    4:29 am…he was certainly up and at ‘em early that day…heading in for a workout no doubt…

  3. ampats says: Jun 25, 2012 3:17 PM

    Funny how the Jets generate more media coverage for everything other than winning football games ?

  4. citizenstrange says: Jun 25, 2012 3:17 PM

    Nothing good ever happens after 4:28 AM.

  5. cooklynn17 says: Jun 25, 2012 3:21 PM

    Like I said from the previous post about the Jets. Dude Is going to have a break down season instead of a break out season……..lol, and the fun is just beginning.

  6. benh999 says: Jun 25, 2012 3:34 PM

    Is it legal to drive on the GSP in a non-careless manner?

  7. heymangold says: Jun 25, 2012 3:34 PM

    If this was John Doe, 2nd year player on the Minnesota Vikings, would anyone care?

  8. citizenstrange says: Jun 25, 2012 3:35 PM

    In related news George Michael charged Wilkerson with the careless whispers of a good friend.

  9. sterilizecromartie says: Jun 25, 2012 4:07 PM

    heymangold says:
    Jun 25, 2012 3:34 PM
    If this was John Doe, 2nd year player on the Minnesota Vikings, would anyone care?
    ——-
    That is such a dumb question. Nobody cares about John Doe, 2nd year player on the Vikings. People do care about the first round pick and starting DT for the NYJ. Therefore, it’s a story.

  10. trollaikman8 says: Jun 25, 2012 4:10 PM

    This is on par for the Jets offseason program.

  11. winninitall says: Jun 25, 2012 4:34 PM

    He was definitively up going to workout, shows his motivation for what he will be trying to accomplish next season. Also love the fact he was driving a 2011 Dodge Charger, not exactly a flashy car like other athletes drive.

  12. mazz6911 says: Jun 25, 2012 4:55 PM

    Saw this dude in my hometown Friday night.. Some people just can’t handle seaside heights! Should have just ordered late night cheese balls and went to the beach the next day…

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 25, 2012 5:15 PM

    Muhammed was rudely awakened from a sound sleep by the sound of his car smashing into the ditch.

  14. catquick says: Jun 25, 2012 5:21 PM

    A Jet crash in NJ?

  15. dynaco says: Jun 25, 2012 5:23 PM

    I’m sure Mo was trying to catch the Paramount III out of Brielle.

    Funny how people who love themselves so much can still find time to post here.

  16. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jun 25, 2012 5:26 PM

    Hmmm…4:29AM and no report of his BAC?

    Something smells rotten…oh yeah, it’s Jersey.

  17. zeke2517 says: Jun 25, 2012 6:00 PM

    “Hmmm…4:29AM and no report of his BAC?

    Something smells rotten…oh yeah, it’s Jersey.”

    Were you going to make a point?

  18. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jun 25, 2012 6:34 PM

    zeke2517 says:
    Jun 25, 2012 6:00 PM
    “Hmmm…4:29AM and no report of his BAC?

    Something smells rotten…oh yeah, it’s Jersey.”

    Were you going to make a point?
    ________________________________

    Yep…just like everyone else here is really trying to make a point. So what is your point…that you’re an idiot?

  19. kev86 says: Jun 25, 2012 7:03 PM

    What a moron. Then again, look at the head coach and GM.

  20. agcooney108 says: Jun 25, 2012 7:23 PM

    zeke2517 says:
    Jun 25, 2012 6:00 PM
    “Hmmm…4:29AM and no report of his BAC?

    Something smells rotten…oh yeah, it’s Jersey.”

    Were you going to make a point?
    ________________________________

    Yep…just like everyone else here is really trying to make a point. So what is your point…that you’re an idiot?

     __________

    And no you look like the idiot. Your statement makes no sense and you can’t even back it up like every hater on the jets.

  21. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jun 26, 2012 12:21 PM

    If what I said made no sense to you coonhead, then you are truly one very stupid person.

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