Muhammad Wilkerson charged with careless driving after crash

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.

21 responses to “Muhammad Wilkerson charged with careless driving after crash

  1. 4:29 am…he was certainly up and at ’em early that day…heading in for a workout no doubt…

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

  3. 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.

  4. heymangold says:
    Jun 25, 2012 3:34 PM
    If this was John Doe, 2nd year player on the Minnesota Vikings, would anyone care?
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    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

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

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

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

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

    Were you going to make a point?

  10. 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?
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    Yep…just like everyone else here is really trying to make a point. So what is your point…that you’re an idiot?

  11. 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?

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    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.

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

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