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Joe McKnight Dead - NFL Player Killed in Road Rage Shooting

Joe McKnight Dead - NFL Player Killed in Road Rage Shooting

Joe McKnight, a former NFL football player who was on the New York Jets, was murdered during a road rage shooting. He was 28.

The incident happened on Thursday (December 1) at 2:43pm in Terrytown, La.

Joe reportedly was trying to apologize to a man in the middle of the interesection when the man started to shoot. After the man shot him, he said “I told you don’t f–k with me” and then fired again, according to NOLA.com.

After playing college football for USC, Joe was drafted by the Jets in 2010. He played with the team for two seasons before going to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. He later played regional football.

Joe was identified at the scene by his family members. We send our thoughts and condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • mahbod

    RIP! was just reading his wiki, he was a great man: https://www.everipedia.com/Joe_McKnight/

  • Multipass

    How sad, it’s a crazy world we live in… R.I.P. 🌹

  • Faith + 1

    WTF is wrong with people?

    RIP

  • charliehunnamissexonlegs

    Sad and unnecessary. May he rest in peace.

  • SquidBillie

    OMG, how awful. I hope the loser/shooter rots in jail.

  • Visitor

    The racists are emboldened.

  • Nelson

    So sad. RIP Joe

  • skye3245

    wow this is the second time a high profile person has been killed in road rage. We have to control ourselves ppl. Its not that serious. Now a young man with a promising career is dead and a man who couldn’t control his emotions, accept an apology, and leave is going to jail

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    The U.S. is the country with the highest prevalence of mental health disorders include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and substance abuse in the world.

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  • rubie

    OMG! very scary……RIP and God bless his family. This world,,,,,,SO SAD!

  • Paula Kay Haught Smith

    The shooter has been released……. WHY? Where is the explanation?