While the Knicks worry about bringing back Jeremy “Linsanity” Lin back to MSG, they also have to deal with an off the court issue of a new player.
Jason Kidd was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Southampton, New York on Sunday morning. The NBA star was busted after allegedly crashing his Cadillac Escalade into a telephone pole shortly before 2:00 a.m.
Kidd, 39, suffered minor injuries, according to the spokesman, and was treated at Southampton Hospital. He was then transferred to police headquarters to be processed. He was held for arraignment Sunday morning and was released on his own recognizance. Kidd’s next court date wasn’t immediate available. The DWI charge carries the potential for up to a year in jail, although he will more likely end up with a slap on the wrist.
The Knicks signed Kidd away from the Dallas Mavericks this week in a deal that will pay him about $3 million a year. This is not his first brush with the law. While playing with Phoenix in 2001, he was arrested on a domestic violence charge, acknowledging that he struck his former wife.