Another NFL player was arrested roughly a week ago, this time for the least troublesome of reasons: unpaid fines. That’s right, even millionaire professional athletes don’t like paying tickets and just like the rest of us, unpaid tickets turn into warrants.
According to the New York Post, on July 30th, New York Jets running back Joe McKnight was pulled over after a 11 am in the Hanover Township. It is near the Jets training center and the players had the day off. He made a bone-headed decision and flew past a police officer then changed lanes without signaling.
The officer ran his plates and found two warrants: one for failure to pay a $200 fine for failing to produce an insurance card in the town of Summit and one for not paying a $120 fine for failing to observe a traffic signal in Springfield.
McKnight was arrested and brought to the police station where he paid the fines and was released. As a souvenir he got a summons for an unsafe lane change and uninsured motor vehicle. Hopefully he won’t let these turn into warrants.
Compared to running back Mike Goodson, who was arrested in May on weapons and drug charges, he is still looking pretty good.
A team spokesman declined to comment.
Interesting note, that picture above was taken July 31st.