Jets running back Joe McKnight was arrested on July 30 when he was pulled over by police in Hanover, N.J., and it was discovered there were two outstanding warrants for him, according to Hanover Chief of Police Stephen Gallagher. McKnight, 25, was stopped by patrolman David Littman for failing to signal while changing lanes at 11:08 a.m. The warrants were for McKnight to pay a $200 fine for failing to produce an insurance card in Summit, N.J. and for a $120 fine for failing to observe a traffic signal in Springfield, N.J.
In addition, McKnight received summonses for failing to signal while changing lanes and driving an uninsured vehicle.
McKnight posted the $320 bail, the amount of the outstanding fines, allowing him to be released.
July 30 was an off day during Jets training camp. The Jets declined comment on the situation.
Run-ins with the law have become a troubling trend for the Jets of late. In May, fellow running back Mike Goodson was arrested on weapons and drug charges after he and another man were found stopped on I-80, in Denville, N.J. Goodson pled not guilty to all charges and his case is currently in the pre-indictment stage.
Earlier in the offseason, Cliff Harris and Claude Davis were cut by the organization after they were arrested for possession of marijuana.
McKnight did not participate in Saturday’s scrimmage or in Monday’s practice after suffering a possible concussion. The running back and kick returner is battling to keep his spot on the roster.