Ex-NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock in jail, charged in fatal crash
by Associated Press Wire
June 10, 2013 05:26 PM | 871 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In this image taken from video, an SUV sits off road at the scene of a car crash Friday, May 31, 2013, in Jonesboro, Ga. Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was on life support at a hospital Friday after his SUV crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a van in suburban Atlanta, police said. Clayton County (Ga.) police spokesman Clarence Cox says the man and woman riding in the van were also injured and to the hospital. Their names and conditions were not immediately available. (AP Photo/WSB-TV)
In this image taken from video, an SUV sits off road at the scene of a car crash Friday, May 31, 2013, in Jonesboro, Ga. Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was on life support at a hospital Friday after his SUV crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a van in suburban Atlanta, police said. Clayton County (Ga.) police spokesman Clarence Cox says the man and woman riding in the van were also injured and to the hospital. Their names and conditions were not immediately available. (AP Photo/WSB-TV)
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In this May 2, 1999, file photo, Atlanta Hawks guard Mookie Blaylock (10) skids to a halt in front of Cleveland Cavaliers' Derek Anderson during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Police say the former Hawks guard is on life support after a car crash in suburban Atlanta on Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
In this May 2, 1999, file photo, Atlanta Hawks guard Mookie Blaylock (10) skids to a halt in front of Cleveland Cavaliers' Derek Anderson during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Police say the former Hawks guard is on life support after a car crash in suburban Atlanta on Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
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JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock is out of the hospital and in jail, charged with vehicular homicide in a car crash south of Atlanta.

Blaylock is also charged with driving on a suspended license, making an improper lane change and crossing the median in the head-on crash that killed a 43-year-old woman in Jonesboro on May 31. Blaylock surrendered Monday and is being held without bond.

Blaylock's attorney has said the former player blacked out just before the crash. Authorities have said Blaylock was also wanted elsewhere for failing to appear in court on a DUI charge.

The 46-year-old Blaylock was a first-round draft pick by the New Jersey Nets out of Oklahoma in 1989. He played for the Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors and in the 1994 NBA All-Star game.



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gatorboy62
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June 11, 2013
Another athlete who thinks rules and laws do not apply to them. Should have NEVER, EVER been behind the wheel of a car!

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