CORTLAND, N.Y. -- New York Jets running back Joe McKnight drove to New Jersey last week on an off day in training camp and was arrested for two outstanding traffic warrants after being stopped by police.
McKnight was pulled over last Tuesday at 11:08 a.m. for changing lanes without signaling, according to Hanover Township police chief Stephen Gallagher. It occurred near the Jets' training facility in Florham Park.
During the stop, police discovered the two outstanding warrants -- failure to produce an insurance card in Summit, N.J., and failure to observe a traffic light in Springfield, N.J., Gallagher said.
McKnight paid $320, the amount of the two warrants, and was released. It's likely that he spent less than one hour in custody, according to Gallagher.
McKnight was released with a summons for an unsafe lane change and driving an uninsured vehicle. He was cooperative, according to Gallagher, who said: "Everybody behaved themselves."
The arrest had earlier been reported by the New York Post.
"We're aware of it," Rex Ryan said Tuesday. "I don't know what else to add, except that we're aware of it."
McKnight ran past reporters after practice, declining comment.
This has been a difficult training camp for McKnight. He started on the physically unable to perform list because he flunked the conditioning test, claiming dehydration. He hasn't practiced since suffering a mild concussion last week.
Amid speculation that his roster spot could be in jeopardy, McKnight vowed before camp to win a place on the team, insisting, "They'll have to kill me to take my spot."
This marked the second arrest for a Jets running back. In May, Mike Goodson was arrested on charges of drug and weapon possession. The case is expected to be heard by a grand jury. Goodson remains on the roster, but didn't report to camp and was placed on a reserve list.