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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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