Jets coach John Benton arrested for DUI in New Jersey

Jets assistant coach John Benton was arrested and charged with driving underneath the affect late Thursday night time.

Benton, 58, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police shortly earlier than midnight Thursday on I-287 in Morristown for a motorcar violation. The police suspected he was underneath the affect and he was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI. Benton was processed and launched, in line with a police spokesman. 

“We’re conscious of the state of affairs and haven’t any additional remark,” a Jets spokesman stated.

Benton is coming into his second season with the Jets because the group’s offensive line coach and run recreation coordinator. Benton has coached within the NFL since 2004, working with the Rams, Texans, Dolphins, Jaguars and 49ers earlier than becoming a member of the Jets. 

Jets coach Robert Saleh introduced Benton with him from the 49ers when he was employed in 2021. Benton had spent the earlier 4 years with the 49ers and in addition coached with Saleh in 2016 with the Jaguars and with the Texans in 2006-10. 

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Final 12 months was offensive line coach John Benton’s first with the Jets.
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Benton may face self-discipline from the NFL underneath the league’s private conduct coverage. 

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