New York Knicks: What Jason Kidd's DWI Means to the Knicks' Morale

Amy Streifer@AmyStreiferCorrespondent IJuly 17, 2012

When you're drunk, the last thing you should be doing is getting behind the wheel of a car. For newly acquired Knick Jason Kidd, doing such a thing landed him a DWI after he crashed his SUV into a utility pole this past Sunday morning. The accident took place only three days after Kidd signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the Knicks.

What does this mean for the Knicks' morale? Well, it's tainted to say the least. 

According to, Southhampton Town Police said that Kidd was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI charge and was released without bail.

39-year-old Kidd has now brought drama to the Knicks that taints the franchise. If the Knicks want to make sure that Kidd doesn't look like a bad boy on the court next season, the former Dallas Maverick must confront the media and apologize for the catastrophe that occurred. 

TMZ posted a photo of Jason Kidd stumbling out of SL East, a Hamptons club, shortly before he got behind the wheel intoxicated.

Kidd needs to come out and admit that what he did was wrong. Many children growing up look up to players like Kidd and will think that this type of behavior is acceptable. It's going to be hard for the New York Knicks to prove that they're a classy organization if these types of incidents continue to occur.

Kidd needs to acknowledge his mistakes and perhaps the morale of the Knicks organization will have a chance at getting better.