Jets' Joe McKnight Reportedly Arrested on Warrants for Unpaid Fines

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IAugust 6, 2013

New York Jets running back Joe McKnight was arrested last week in New Jersey for unpaid fines, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post.

After McKnight was stopped by police for speeding and changing lanes without signaling on July 30, two outstanding warrants were discovered by police, according to the report. One was for failing to pay a $200 fine after not showing proof of insurance. Another was for failing to pay a $120 ticket for not observing a traffic signal in Springfield, New York.

McKnight was reportedly brought to the police station before being released on $320 bail, the combined price of the tickets. That included a summons for an unsafe lane change and uninsured motor vehicle.

The 2010 fourth-round pick has not had the smoothest offseason, to put it lightly. He first failed his conditioning test in training camp, then apparently was held out of practice on Monday after suffering a concussion, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.

In most circumstances, McKnight would be on the fringe of not making the roster.

Of course, these are the Jets. Mike Goodson was arrested on gun and drug charges in May and Chris Ivory is battling a hamstring injury

Bilal Powell, a fourth-round pick in 2011, is the only running back on the Jets' roster that appears to be doing much of anything this offseason. Powell, who rushed for 437 yards and four touchdowns last season, is currently listed as the No. 1 running back on the Jets' official depth chart.

McKnight was New York's primary kick returner last season, averaging 27.5 yards per return, third in the NFL.

After a tumultuous 6-10 campaign last season, things don't seem to be getting any easier for the Jets.


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