Muhammad Wilkerson arrested for DWI again

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Last year, defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson was expected to have multiple contract offers in free agency. Instead, he was arrested for DWI during the offseason and never played in 2019. Now Wilkerson has been arrested again, raising questions of whether he’s done in the NFL.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that Wilkerson was arrested this week by New Jersey State Police and charged with DWI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A first-round pick of the Jets in 2011, Wilkerson spent seven years with the Jets before signing with Green Bay, where he played in 2018. He was a Pro Bowler in 2015.

Although Wilkerson is only 30 years old, it’s now been a year and a half since he has played, and his prolonged absence from the league along with his two arrests make it seem likely that he won’t play again.

16 responses to “Muhammad Wilkerson arrested for DWI again

  1. With so many players all working out and trying to get into the exclusive club of being an NFL player it makes no sense to waste time on those players who obviously have not focused on their continued improvement. If the talent is so overwhelming they can sometimes get away with their extra curricular activities. That’s not the case here……..end of career.

  2. Talk about a two time loser. Guy plays his heart out on rookie deal with NY Jets, gets his big contract, and then crashes and burns. Hope you invested your signing bonus well Wilks cause I do not see you ever playing another NFL game.

  3. “before signing with Green Bay, where he played in 2018”

    Well…kinda sorta played for Green Bay. Had 5 whole tackles before he was injured for the remainder of the season.

  4. It sounds like he takes nothing for granted and focuses exclusively on his career.

  5. Another sweet Jets draft pick that Rex Ryan once told Jon Gruden was the “next Richard Seymour” during a MNF broadcast. No joke.

  6. Looks like he’s pulling a Haynesworth. Got big money and isn’t going to try anymore

  7. Seems he’s got some important work to do first, on self, away from the NFL. Good luck to him.

  8. He played the Jets for suckers and the Packers got nothing out of him, either. This doesn’t surprise me one bit.
    Throw him on the scrap heap with all the other guys who have thrown away their careers for drugs.

  9. Possible you might see this with more frequency with the new CBA subtance abuse loosened enforcement. Some of these guys might equate NFL rules with legal rules.

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