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Mookie Blaylock jailed after car crash

Mookie Blaylock Crash Basketball

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) MANDATORY CREDIT


Former Hawks point guard Mookie Blaylock was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide after his role in a May car crash. Initially put on life support, Blaylock improved, and now he’s out of the hospital and in jail.

Marcus K. Garner of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Former NBA player Mookie Blaylock, using a walker, turned himself in Monday to the Jonesboro Police Department to face charges in a fatal head-on collision.

This sad saga will play out in a court of law, but we’re seeing early signs of how both sides will present their argument.

Garner has details the state will undoubtedly use:

If and when Blaylock makes bail, he has a warrant for his arrest in Spalding County, where he lives and failed to appear in court on a March charge of driving under the influence.

Garner also reports how Blaylock’s lawyer is presenting the situation:

“He had a blackout and what caused it, whether it be from his NBA career or something else, we’re trying to get to the bottom of it,” Don Samuel, a high-profile attorney, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Blaylock will appear in court Tuesday to determine what his bond will be.