Skip to content

Joe McKnight gets more than he wanted after Applebee’s dinner

Joe McKnight AP

Gastrointestinal distress and Joe McKnight seem to have a way of finding one another.

McKnight’s entry into the collective consciousness of football fans came when he couldn’t make it through his first workout with the Jets as a rookie without throwing up. That moment was captured in the Jets’ appearance on Hard Knocks and remained McKnight’s most memorable moment in the pros until his blocked punt helped the Jets win their 2011 season opener against the Cowboys.

McKnight’s stomach is acting up again, but it isn’t practice that’s causing him problems this time. It seems McKnight decided to hit an Applebee’s close to Jets camp for dinner on Tuesday night and wound up having strip steak, shrimp and a side of food poisoning. Kimberley Martin of Newsday reports that McKnight spent several hours vomiting and required an IV to replace the fluids he lost while being sick.

The Jets expect to have McKnight, who gained 16 pounds this offseason thanks to the tempting treats offered at McDonald’s, back at practice on Thursday. And Applebee’s probably shouldn’t hold any tables in reserve for other Jets looking for a nibble for the rest of training camp.

Permalink 16 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Home, New York Jets, Rumor Mill
16 Responses to “Joe McKnight gets more than he wanted after Applebee’s dinner”
  1. dmartin17 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:27 PM

    What is up with all these stomach ailments this year? First Peterson now mcknight…

  2. chazzmon says: Aug 1, 2012 3:36 PM

    Gained 16 lbs? Great that’s what the Jets need a slow fat backup RB/KR.

  3. wtfchiefs says: Aug 1, 2012 3:41 PM

    Crapplebees.

    I’ve heard horror stories from kids that have worked there. I will never go there.

  4. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Aug 1, 2012 3:53 PM

    Sounds like you own stock in McDonald’s but your worst enemy owns Applebee’s.

  5. fin72 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:55 PM

    No sane person should ever eat at Applebee’s… Spend the extra $3 and go to Chili’s.

  6. beauregard says: Aug 1, 2012 4:06 PM

    The amount of national damage a report like this can do to a restaurant chain cannot be overestimated.
    If it is not absolutely certain that;
    A. It was in fact food poisoning and
    B. It was confirmed it came from Applebees.
    Then I think Applebees has a defamation case.

    What did McKnight eat in the hours prior to going to the restaurant? Did anybody else get sick as well, or just this customer? Was it actually diagnosed by a medical professional or could it of been a stomach virus? All this information should be verified before dragging a business through the mud on a national site. Lazy reporting and non-verification can cause profound damage to any business.

  7. bucrightoff says: Aug 1, 2012 4:07 PM

    That he was eating at Applebees should be the most embarassing part of this story.

  8. mattyk72 says: Aug 1, 2012 4:19 PM

    It simply amazes me that pro athletes eat such junk. Gaining 16 lbs from eating McDonald’s is just gross.

  9. granadafan says: Aug 1, 2012 4:26 PM

    National chains are just awful anyways. Why go to a bland corporate restaurant with massive portions, when you can go to a mom and pop restaurant who appreciate the businness more and tastes better? Applebees has to be the worst of the national chain restaurants.

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 1, 2012 4:41 PM

    im sure applebys is loving the free publicity they are recieving now…..lol

  11. noquickreactionshere says: Aug 1, 2012 4:58 PM

    Feelin good in the neighborhood!!!

  12. janvanflac says: Aug 1, 2012 5:04 PM

    It’s incredible that an athlete at that level would eat that kind of crap. (both Mickey D’s and Applebees)

  13. thingamajig says: Aug 1, 2012 5:15 PM

    Food poisoning or something similar his a quick way to loose weight. Wouldn’t be surprised if the Jets don’t force him to eat dinner there the next couple of weeks. 16 pounds gone, easy.

  14. fafaflunky says: Aug 1, 2012 5:20 PM

    He must have been hanging out wi
    th rex in the off season.

  15. NoHomeTeam says: Aug 1, 2012 7:28 PM

    beauregard says: “The amount of national damage a report like this can do to a restaurant chain cannot be overestimated.
    If it is not absolutely certain that;
    A. It was in fact food poisoning and
    B. It was confirmed it came from Applebees.
    Then I think Applebees has a defamation case.”

    If only this website had access to someone who might be familiar with legal terms like libel– a “lawyer,” if you will

  16. peepeetoucher says: Aug 1, 2012 11:15 PM

    mattyk72 says: Aug 1, 2012 4:19 PM

    It simply amazes me that pro athletes eat such junk. Gaining 16 lbs from eating McDonald’s is just gross.

    That was a joke, Matthew K…He actually got in heat for saying that from his trainers. For people saying why would he go to applebees, he’s at training camp in the middle of upstate NY. I’m sure his options were limited. I woulda just ate at wawa.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!