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Report: Jets RB Joe McKnight arrested for unpaid fines


For the second time this year a New York Jets running back has been arrested.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Joe McKnight was pulled over after passing a police officer at a high rate of speed and changing lanes without signaling during a Jets off-day on July 30.

When the officer ran the license plate, he discovered a pair of fines that had gone unpaid by McKnight. The first was for $200 for failing to produce an insurance card in Summit and the second was $120 for failing to observe a traffic signal in Springfield. He was subsequently arrested and paid the outstanding charges of $320 and was released with a summons for an unsafe lane change and uninsured motor vehicle.

McKnight joins Mike Goodson as Jets running backs to be handcuffed this year. Goodson was arrested in May on marijuana and handgun charges.

McKnight did not practice for the Jets Monday after apparently suffering a concussion.

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31 Responses to “Report: Jets RB Joe McKnight arrested for unpaid fines”
  1. scottman86 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:54 AM

    I guess fourth time’s a charm? Dope.

  2. greenmeattruck says: Aug 6, 2013 12:56 AM

    They’re on a team with Cro now, and just needed some “street cred”.

    No big deal, just ax the judge fo’ an ‘stension.

  3. pats777 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:05 AM

    Time to update the police blotter…

  4. durrsaster says: Aug 6, 2013 1:06 AM

    I’d just like to point out that “a high rate of speed” means acceleration and not speeding. As a physics nerd, it bugs me a lot when when people say “high rate of speed” to sound smart, when they really mean speeding.

  5. fdugrad says: Aug 6, 2013 1:30 AM

    You have GOT to be kidding!!

  6. Stiller43 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:32 AM

    The guys made at least 300-600k a year in the NFL so far and he cant pay a couple hundred dollar fine?

  7. nflcrimerankingscom says: Aug 6, 2013 1:49 AM


  8. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 6, 2013 2:01 AM

    Just don’t boo them on the field, according to the coach you should cheer for guys like these two.

  9. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 6, 2013 2:24 AM

    Great job, moron. A salary that’s undoubtedly earned you over a million dollars so far in your career and you couldn’t pay some small fees even I can afford in order to avoid legal trouble.

  10. skoobyfl says: Aug 6, 2013 3:36 AM

    Time for the hanging judge to give him the harshest sentence possible, a muffler violation. 4 muffler violations = Weekend of gum scrapping at the local high school.

  11. slugbaitspace says: Aug 6, 2013 3:52 AM

    …but the counter is still set at 17 as of the time I’m reading this.

    But I digress…you’re probably a complete show-off if you have to pass a police officer at a high rate of speed. Joe Driver usually SLOWS DOWN.

  12. richdaddy1231 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:44 AM

    Well the circus continues

  13. cmart0907 says: Aug 6, 2013 5:46 AM

    What’s wrong with these people? Couple of $200 fines, no insurance cards. Dude you have an nfl contract for atleast 500k. These people begs for attention.

  14. ddogdaddy says: Aug 6, 2013 6:01 AM

    I’m not a lawyer and I don’t even play one on TV but I am pretty sure what type of defense McKnight is going to use to explain how he forgot to pay his outstanding fines. Case dismissed.

  15. hehateme2 says: Aug 6, 2013 6:19 AM

    and the wheels on the bus go round and round. ..

  16. z06vision says: Aug 6, 2013 6:37 AM

    Another class act from and NFl player….until the next one. Que the common apology

  17. yooperman says: Aug 6, 2013 6:43 AM

    This dude is hard core! Lane change without using turn signal, owes that state $320, lock him up and throw away the key. But make sure he doesn’t have any over due library books first.

  18. fryeways says: Aug 6, 2013 6:53 AM

    Beyond the pale of idiocy.

  19. cardsfann1 says: Aug 6, 2013 7:25 AM


  20. sportsnut101 says: Aug 6, 2013 7:27 AM

    Nice job never understand how these rich people can’t pay 300 bucks but drop 50,000 on diamonds

  21. pekkle007 says: Aug 6, 2013 7:47 AM

    Let’s go Billal Powell! 1 down, 1 more to go for Fantasy relevancy.

  22. pekkle007 says: Aug 6, 2013 7:48 AM

    Let’s go Billal Powell! 1 down, 1 more to go for Fantasy relevancy. Then again, u are on the Jets. Perhaps nothing can make u relevant.

  23. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 6, 2013 7:57 AM

    Really? $320 and he’s too cheap to stay out of the tabloids? What’s wrong with some of these guys?

  24. dexterismyhero says: Aug 6, 2013 8:29 AM

    Say it ain’t so Joe?

    Get some fricking insurance moron.

  25. bratsscrappy says: Aug 6, 2013 8:51 AM

    High rate of speed is talking in circles. Or did you really mean to say ” A high rate of the rate of motion”?

    speed (spd)
    1. Physics The rate or a measure of the rate of motion, especially:
    a. Distance traveled divided by the time of travel.
    b. The limit of this quotient as the time of travel becomes vanishingly small; the first derivative of distance with respect to time.
    c. The magnitude of a velocity.

  26. mancave001 says: Aug 6, 2013 8:54 AM

    I think this speaks volumes about Chip Kelly’s lack of NFL experience. 😉

  27. zeke2517 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:33 AM

    Oh, the humanity…

  28. bkh405 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:41 AM

    I think we need to have greenmeattruck take a few days leave from the PFT comments section. After that one, I don’t think I can trust him anymore.

  29. jttorn says: Aug 6, 2013 2:37 PM

    He is only on his rookie contract, give him a break! He needs to buy that mansion and 100k wheels first. Bro has his priorities set.

  30. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Aug 6, 2013 4:46 PM

    Must of been the concussion…

  31. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Aug 6, 2013 5:17 PM

    Where do I trade in my Joe McKnight jersey?

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