New York Jets tight finish Chris Herndon faces a probably NFL suspension after pleading guilty Wednesday to driving while intoxicated, a Rockaway, New Jersey, court docket source confirmed.
Herndon, who made an look in court docket, was arrested June 2 after he was concerned in a two-car crash about 20 minutes from the Jets’ facility.
According to the NFL’s substance-abuse coverage, Herndon may very well be suspended two video games for a first offense. He may very well be topic to extra self-discipline if the commissioner determines there have been aggravating circumstances, together with excessive intoxication, property injury or critical damage to the participant or one other occasion.
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Herndon’s blood-alcohol content material was zero.14 p.c, according to police data, a fraction beneath the NFL’s zero.15-percent normal for “excessive” intoxication. However there was property injury.
According to the police report, Herndon crashed into a Toyota Land Cruiser and totaled the car, which was transporting a classic car. The opposite driver, 76, suffered a bruised and gashed arm, according to police. One eyewitness advised police that Herndon was driving in extra of 100 mph.
Herndon’s personal SUV, a Nissan Armada, flipped over and slid about 700 toes on Interstate 80 in northern New Jersey.
A fourth-round choose from Miami, Herndon loved a sturdy rookie season with the Jets, ending with 39 catches for 502 yards and 4 touchdowns.
After pleading guilty, Herndon’s driver’s license was suspended for 90 days. He additionally should full a 12-hour, state-mandated program for DWI offenders.
TMZ was the primary to report his guilty plea.