New York Jets running back Joe McKnight was arrested last week after police discovered the 25-year-old had two outstanding warrants for unpaid fines, according to reports.
The former Southern California college star was handcuffed and taken to a local police station last Tuesday (30th July) after being pulled over in Hanover Township, near the Jets’ pre-season training camp.
And, the New York Post reports that McKnight paid the price for misdemeanours in 2010, when he passed a police car at high speeds and then changed lanes without signalling.
Patrolman David Littman discovered that McKnight had failed to produce an insurance card in the town of Summit - a $200 fine - and also received a ticket for failing to observe a traffic signal in Springfield – a $120 fine.
Neither had been paid, and McKnight posted a $320 bail at the station. He was released with a summons.
McKnight isn’t the first Jets running back to hit the headlines for the wrong reasons this summer, after Mike Goldman was arrested on weapons and drug charges.
The AFC East challengers will be hoping to turn their focus to action on the field in the coming weeks, as the big kick-off moves ever closer.