Former Miami Hurricanes tight end Chris Herndon has yet to play a game with his new team, the New York Jets, but he’s already in hot water. This after being arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Saturday morning in New Jersey.
According to the Miami Herald, Herndon, who was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round in April, apparently first crashed his Nissan SUV just before 5 a.m. Saturday morning into railway motor car and trailer on Interstate 80 in Rockaway Township, NJ, and then careened into another vehicle driven by a 76 year old New Jersey man.
A friend of the other victim told the paper that he sustained only minor injuries to his arm, but his vehicle was totaled. It’s unknown the extent, if any, of injuries to Herndon in the incident. His arrest was confirmed to the paper by New Jersey State Police, who said he will be charged with multiple charges including DWI.
As of early Monday evening, there had been no statement from Herndon or the team.
The 6’4 250 lb. Herndon caught 40 passes last year, which was the Hurricanes second best total. He recently agreed to his rookie contract with the Jets for four years and $3.1 million.
In addition to the criminal charges, he will now also be subject to NFL discipline under the personal conduct policy for players and that could include a possible suspension for this fall.
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