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NY Jets Star Joe McKnight

Arrested In Jersey

8/6/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0806_joe_mcknight_gettyMore trouble for the New York Jets -- ANOTHER running back was arrested. This time, the perp is Joe McKnight who was busted in Jersey on outstanding warrants during a routine traffic stop.

McKnight -- who was drafted out of USC in 2010 -- was initially pulled over in Hanover Township on July 30 around 11am after cops noticed his 2010 Mercedes speeding and changing lanes without signaling.

But during the stop, the officer ran Joe's plates -- and noticed outstanding warrants for his arrest for (1) failing to pay a $200 fine because he didn't have proof of insurance during a previous incident and (2) failing to pay a $120 fine for a prior routine traffic violation.

According to the New York Post, 25-year-old McKnight was cuffed and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and released after posting the $320 bail. 

It hasn't been a great off-season for Jets running backs -- back in May, McKnight's teammate Mike Goodson was popped on Route 80 after cops say he was in possession of drugs and guns. He pled not guilty to those charges.

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1.

emme    

Oh No....a traffic criminal!

351 days ago
2.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Really TMZ? This is a common thing in Jersey. The man had two misdemeanor traffic citations that he blew off. He was taken into custody and paid both judgements.
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End of story . . . how many "UPDATES" will you inflict on us?

351 days ago
3.

Wolf    

Big deal! Pffffft!

351 days ago
4.

mrharrybawls2012    

Not a day goes by when some football player is not arrested for something in the N.F.L. (National Felon League).

351 days ago
5.

Tony Barolin    

Hopefully he and Sanchez will be thrown in jail. USC cheese.

351 days ago
6.

kim    

East Hanover/Hanover cops are some if the biggest *******S in the area. I called them P.O.B.

Pull Over Blacks.. Cause most of the time thats what they're doing and just about of toolbar/douchebags. Not even remotely friendly. UGH!!!!

351 days ago
7.

joecrabs    

Star?

351 days ago
8.

ttot    

Wtf?!?!

351 days ago
9.

SqMe2013    

lol, looks like the Jets are becoming the New Bengals

351 days ago
10.

DawgNasty    

Star? Try third string running back. No wonder TMZ is trying to hire someone for sports. You dumb ****s didn't even know which Manning brother was which.

351 days ago
11.

ed    

I guess in NJ you get arrested for not using your signal..who knew?

351 days ago
12.

Kashat    

He's worth millions and goes to jail for $320 worth of fines. Smart guy

351 days ago
13.

peterthiele    

J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!!!!!

351 days ago
14.

JFLAMES    

Really what i don't get is you making all this money and you get busted for some minor traffic tickets.
Smh

350 days ago
15.

Barry Soetoro    

The cops a douchebag.

350 days ago

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