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Joe McKnight arrested for outstanding warrants

Jets running back Joe McKnight talks to the

Jets running back Joe McKnight talks to the media after the team's offseason workout at their practice facility in Florham Park, N.J. (May 10, 2012) (Credit: Joe Epstein)

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Jets running back/kick returner Joe McKnight was arrested last week after two outstanding traffic warrants were discovered during a police stop in New Jersey.

McKnight, 25, was pulled over by Hanover Township police on July 30 – a training-camp off day for players – after he sped passed an unmarked cop car and changed lanes without signaling, according to Police Chief Stephen Gallagher.

The arrest occurred shortly after 11 a.m., about 10 minutes or so from the team’s Florham Park facility.

Upon checking McKnight’s license plate, the arresting officer discovered the running back had two outstanding warrants – a $200 fine in Summit, N.J. for failing to show an insurance card and a $120 fine due to McKnight failure to observe a traffic signal in Springfield, N.J.

McKnight -- who currently is sidelined by a head injury  – was arrested and brought to the police station, where he posted bail: $320 for the total amount of the outstanding warrants. He was then released with summons for an unsafe lane change and an uninsured motor vehicle.

A Jets team spokesman declined comment.

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