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Mookie Blaylock jailed after car crash

Jun 10, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

Mookie Blaylock Crash Basketball

Former Hawks point guard Mookie Blaylock was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide after his role in a May car crash. Initially put on life support, Blaylock improved, and now he’s out of the hospital and in jail.

Marcus K. Garner of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Former NBA player Mookie Blaylock, using a walker, turned himself in Monday to the Jonesboro Police Department to face charges in a fatal head-on collision.

This sad saga will play out in a court of law, but we’re seeing early signs of how both sides will present their argument.

Garner has details the state will undoubtedly use:

If and when Blaylock makes bail, he has a warrant for his arrest in Spalding County, where he lives and failed to appear in court on a March charge of driving under the influence.

Garner also reports how Blaylock’s lawyer is presenting the situation:

“He had a blackout and what caused it, whether it be from his NBA career or something else, we’re trying to get to the bottom of it,” Don Samuel, a high-profile attorney, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Blaylock will appear in court Tuesday to determine what his bond will be.

  1. 00maltliquor - Jun 10, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    WOOOW. Just…wow. How’d he go from on his deathbed to alive and incarcerated?! What a nutty turn of events! I thought he was gonna die a week ago.

  2. smackingfools - Jun 10, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Mike Tyson said he this guy was dead.

    • bigmeechy74 - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      what?

  3. boondocksaint224 - Jun 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    I’m sure it sucks for Mookie that he’s in jail, but it’s infinitely better than being in a coffin.

  4. tastybasslines - Jun 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    “He had a blackout and what caused it, whether it be from his NBA career or something else, we’re trying to get to the bottom of it,”

    This is the kind of scumbag comments that give attorney’s a bad name. Why mention the NBA at all unless you are trying to set them up to level some sort of blame toward them for the purposes of a lawsuit?

    I just find it very irresponsible and bothersome.

    • henryd3rd - Jun 12, 2013 at 6:58 AM

      Hey Councilor, Mookie played in the NBA not the NFL. Obviously he has to say and do what’s right for his client; but it looks like his client is in world of hurt and may spend a long time in the joint

  5. necr0philia - Jun 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    @boondocksaint224

    I’m not sure where you heard that before! Prison (which is what he will get) makes people kill themselves!! AND THERE IS A REASON!!

  6. badintent - Jun 10, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    No one wins, everyone loses in this tragic incident.Prayers go out to all parties involved.

  7. glink123 - Jun 11, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    So now former NBA players are playing the concussion card?

  8. delmarbriere - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Isn’t it just amazing how the justice system works? Mookie is probably still in a fog from the drugs of being in a coma and wakes up in a different jail…….

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