Christopher Herndon, a 2018 fourth-round NFL Draft pick, is in trouble with the law. He's been charged with DWI.
Herndon, who was picked by the New York Jets out of Miami (Fla.) was arrested early Saturday morning in New Jersey after crashing his car. Herndon hit a car on Route 80 in New Jersey.
According to the Miami Herald, Herndon "appeared to be speeding" and was charged with driving while intoxicated.
Herndon, 22, was driving a Nissan Armada and hit and totaled a Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser owned by Albert Elliott, 76, of Manalapan, New Jersey, at 4:45 a.m. Saturday on West Interstate 80, mile marker 35.4, in Rockaway Township, New Jersey, New Jersey State Police spokesman Jeff Flynn confirmed to the Herald.
Herndon also demolished a railroad motorcar and the attached trailer, said a source close to Elliott.
"The case remains under investigation,'' Flynn said. "Mr. Herndon was arrested and charged with DWI. The DWI charge is considered a violation of New Jersey motor vehicle statutes."
Obviously, this isn't the best way to endear yourself to your new team. Herndon hasn't even suited up for the Jets yet and he's in trouble in New Jersey.
Herndon caught 40 passes for 477 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Hurricanes. For his career, he made 86 receptions, totaling 1,048 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Jets selected him with the 107th overall pick in the fourth round of April's NFL Draft.