Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue pleaded responsible to a DUI cost in Montana on Friday, the second time in three days he struck a plea deal over a drunken-driving incident.
Donahue obtained a three-month suspended sentence and a $1,000 fantastic for the DUI crash in his hometown of Billings, Mont. The cost stemmed from an arrest Might 9, 2017.
The incident occurred 10 days after the Jets drafted him within the fifth spherical. He crashed his SUV into a parked pickup truck at 2:25 a.m. He and a passenger suffered minor accidents after the SUV flipped. Donahue’s blood-alcohol stage was 0.137. The state’s authorized restrict is 0.08.
Donahue was arrested once more in February after a wrong-way crash in the Lincoln Tunnel. He pleaded responsible to that DWI cost Wednesday.
The NFL is investigating each arrests, and Donahue possible faces a suspension. He can be the third Jets participant suspended this offseason if he’s disciplined by the league.
Donahue spoke to reporters Thursday and mentioned he has not had any alcohol since his February arrest. He voluntarily entered a treatment facility in March.
“I can’t say [the legal situation] hasn’t [weighed on my mind],” Donahue mentioned. “It was a reasonably large deal. It’s one thing I’m not pleased with, clearly.”
Jets coach Todd Bowles doesn’t sound involved concerning the league’s new rule that penalizes gamers for main with their helmets.
“We educate it the fitting method, and so they play the fitting method,” Bowles mentioned. “It’s actually instructing soccer to be performed the fitting method. There are going to be exhausting collisions, but when the helmet’s up and it’s important to preserve the helmet out of the best way and hit with the shoulder, which many of the workforce do on a regular basis, there’s an occasional head-to-head when somebody’s placing their head down, however we don’t educate it any in another way. We really feel like we’ve been instructing it the fitting method the entire time.”
The Jets can have referees in subsequent week to clarify rule adjustments, together with the helmet rule.
“We perceive the rule and the schooling of it,” Bowles mentioned. “I believe it’s extra for the officers to name than the groups to have. We perceive what the ruling is, however once more, we’re instructing it the fitting method, and we’re not making an attempt to show it that method in any respect, so it shouldn’t have an effect on us. There could also be a mistake right here or there, however we attempt to keep away from that as a lot as potential.”