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Jets' McKnight arrested last week in NJ

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm •  Published: August 6, 2013
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CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — New York Jets running back Joe McKnight was arrested last week in New Jersey for outstanding traffic warrants after being stopped by police.

McKnight was pulled over in Hanover Township last Tuesday morning, an off day for players from camp at SUNY Cortland, for changing lanes without signaling, according to Police Chief Steve Gallagher. After stopping McKnight, police discovered the two outstanding warrants: one for failure to produce an insurance card in Summit, N.J., while the other was for failure to observe a traffic signal in Springfield.

McKnight was then arrested and later posted $320 bail — the amount of the warrants — and released with summons for unsafe lane change and having an uninsured vehicle.

The Jets declined comment on the arrest, first reported by The New York Post. Coach Rex Ryan said "we're aware of it," but had no further comment on the incident. McKnight wasn't available to speak to the media.

McKnight has been back with the Jets since the incident, but hasn't practiced since last Friday after experiencing concussion-like symptoms following a hit during a play. The Jets said McKnight is going through the league's protocol on head injuries, but have not termed the injury a "concussion."

He has also been dealing with cramping issues throughout camp, including failing the conditioning test before the team left for Cortland.

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