Posted June 03, 2013

Former NBA player Mookie Blaylock charged with vehicular homicide

NBA
Former NBA player Mookie Blaylock was charged with vehicular homicide on Monday. (Michael S. Green/AP)

Former NBA player Mookie Blaylock was charged with vehicular homicide on Monday. (Michael S. Green/AP)

Former NBA player Mookie Blaylock was charged Monday with second-degree vehicular homicide for allegedly causing the wreck that killed a 40-year-old woman, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Blaylock, 46, was also charged with improper lane change, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving on a suspended license and crossing into the median for the Friday afternoon wreck in Jonesboro, Ga. All of the impending charges are misdemeanors.

More from the AJC:

Blaylock is accused of crossing the center of Tara Boulevard, causing a head-on wreck that killed Monica Murphy, a front-seat passenger in the other vehicle, according to police. Police say Blaylock was driving on a suspended license.

Blaylock was seriously injured in the wreck and remains hospitalized.

Blaylock is a former NBA All-Star who played 13 seasons with New Jersey, Atlanta and Golden State.


32 comments
Horstradamus
Horstradamus

Vehicular homicide doesn't sound like a misdemeanor....

MrRedLeg82
MrRedLeg82

Still one of the most awesome names in NBA history, in fact I think Pearl Jam almost named themselves Mookie Blaylock

Huskerstildeath
Huskerstildeath

@MrRedLeg82 yep, but Mookie didn't have any of that, their first album Ten is named after him. that was his playing number.

Sulkaman
Sulkaman

What caused him to cross over the lane? I didn't see that in the article.

Huskerstildeath
Huskerstildeath

@Sulkaman has yet to be determine, that is why I am holding judgement for now. Let all the facts come in first, but so far, not looking good for him.

David159
David159

@Huskerstildeath @Sulkaman  I'm not witholding judgement....  Yet another worthless POS with a criminal history driving around on a suspended license.  Which means he has a history.  Which means he's been told how to live in our society, and chose not to follow the rules.  Again.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Another example of a guy who thinks the rules are for everyone but him. 

6marK6
6marK6

It is very unfortunate that felony charges cannot be brought. This piece of crap needs some prison time.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

Damn.  I used to really like Mookie Blaylock back when he played with Hawks.  Just goes to show, when some people that are otherwise perfectly normal get behind a wheel, they undergo a Jekyll to Hyde transformation and all reason and consideration for others just gets thrown out the window.

StephenGrange
StephenGrange

Way to throw away several lives Mooki.....

Mr. J
Mr. J like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

@StephenGrange I am sure he did not do it on purpose stupid!!!.....If you took time to listen its says he was not  drunk or impaired.........Don't get to confident in your life any one of us can be driving on the freeway and have a tire blow out or someone pull out in front of us and we swerve to miss the car and end up in a disaster.......Its a tragedy someone lost their life and Mookie almost lost his....It must be nice living in the glass house on top of the hill...watch those stones!

JAY20
JAY20

@Mr. J @StephenGrange 

I'm pretty sure that if his tire blew, or it was some chance accident, he wouldn't have been charged with vehicular homicide. He must have did something purposefully. He was driving with his license suspended. Sorry, but that kind of disregard for the rules is inexcuseable... yet here you are. Making excuses.

StephenGrange
StephenGrange

@Mr. J You need to look in a mirror before you throw 'stupid" around..Why do you think he was charged with vehicular homicide? Because it was a 'mistake" he had a suspended license? Was that an accident too?


Dubmass



Mr. J
Mr. J

@StephenGrange @Mr. J Because you don't know what you are talking about...All these bitter non-athletes on here are a joke.. It clearly says he was not drunk or impaired and they do not know the cause of the accident..read that very slow....What happened before was totally separate.. if he was driving drunk then I have no problems with criticism!!

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

@Mr. J @StephenGrange 

He just missed a court appearance for a DWI charge, he may have been drunk!

Scumbag!

JAY20
JAY20

@Mr. J @SukeMadiq @StephenGrange 

You're acting like money is everything in life. Do you measure your life value in dollars? Beiber has more money than you and me... does that mean you look up to him?

Mr. J
Mr. J

@SukeMadiq @Mr. J @StephenGrange He still has more money than you and will be out and living well...While you sit here and read and fantasies about being famous!!..lol

6marK6
6marK6 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@Mr. J @StephenGrange Hey idiot! He had a suspended license and his actions resulted in the death of another person. Grow up!

Mr. J
Mr. J

@6marK6 @Mr. J @StephenGrange Ahh glad to see the Devil worshipper on here....You ran out of Animals to kill and sacrifice today....You are just another non-athlete jealous and broke of successful pros...Why are you on here..Go read a book on how to sell your soul....Probably don't have an athletic bone in you body...

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

@Mr. J @StephenGrange Hell, Mookie even has outstanding DUI charges in Georgia.  The guy is obviously one of those drivers that puts everyone around him in danger, every time he or she gets behind a wheel.  

It's a shame that this sort of thing ends up being the only definite way to finally get them off the road for good.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

@Mr. J @StephenGrange You need to actually read the article, stupid.  Specifically the second paragraph.

He's being charged with *vehicular homicide* for a reason.

RaferJohnson
RaferJohnson

@Mr. J @leehwgoc @StephenGrange Mookie is a broke thug loser, that used to play basketball, not many NBA thugs have two cents to rub together after their career ends and Mookie (Failure to Appear and driving on a suspened) Blaclock, is just a typical example of the "stereotype".  Good riddance Mookie

Mr. J
Mr. J like.author.displayName 1 Like

@leehwgoc @Mr. J @StephenGrange Oh yeah he crossed over the lane on purpose and intentionally rammed into another car on the other side...I guess it was attempted suicide......thanks for showing America what intelligence a GED can produce!!

carjax1202
carjax1202 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

@Mr. J @StephenGrange "Didn't do it on purpose?"  Are you that dense?  He was suspended, crossed the center median, drove on the wrong side of the road...gee, he didn't do any of that on purpose...It's called RECKLESS DRIVING!!  He was in control of that vehicle, (which he shouldn't of been driving anyway) and he made the choice to drive that way, which caused someone to lose their life! 

Mr. J
Mr. J like.author.displayName 1 Like

@carjax1202 @Mr. J @StephenGrange You were there when it happened right buddy.....He intentionally tried to kill himself and another person...Another example of too much inbreeding in America...thanks pal