Former NFLer Joe McKnight Killed In Shooting

Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was killed Thursday afternoon in Terrytown, La., in an apparent road rage incident, reports Jonathan Bullington of NOLA.com. McKnight was 28.

NFL: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills

A witness indicated that she saw a man yelling at another man, who proved to be McKnight, at an intersection. McKnight tried to apologize to the man, but he fired more than one shot at the former Jet and Chief. “I told you don’t you f— with me,” said the shooter, according to the witness.

McKnight is now the second former NFLer to die in a Louisiana shooting this year. Longtime Saint Will Smith was the victim of a road rage incident in April.

McKnight, whom the Jets chose in the fourth round of the 2010 draft after a standout career at USC, had some success in New York as a return man. He ran back two kickoffs for touchdowns during his three-year stint with the Jets and averaged an NFL-best 31.6 yards per return in 2011. McKnight was out of football in 2013, but he returned in 2014 as a member of the Chiefs. Unfortunately, though, a torn Achilles ended his season – and NFL career – after only two games. McKnight spent this season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

The PFR staff sends our condolences to McKnight’s family and friends.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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10 comments on “Former NFLer Joe McKnight Killed In Shooting

  1. jsnizzel

    rip my boy

  2. sbrown285

    another black man gunned down

    • dwhitt3

      And how do you know it wasn’t a black man who shot him? It was a road rage incident, so it’s likely it was a black man

      • thatmansaballoon

        Everybody should stop assuming. Saying it’s likely another black man doesn’t make you right either.

        • TJECK109

          Who cares what color the other man was? A man lost his life over a senseless act of violence and all you want to talk is color. Priorities are way off base.

      • ChiSoxCity

        Yeah cuz white people don’t have road rage or commit murder.

    • tylerall5

      This is a football site, not a political one. Keep those to yourselves.

  3. BlueBlood1217

    Later bra

  4. Kia Sportage Off-roader

    RIP. He was good at USC.

  5. Hanch56

    Tragic event such as this and all people want to comment about is the color of a human being skin, pathetic. Only in America

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