New York Jets kick returner Justin Miller was arrested early Sunday morning with third-degree assault after allegedly punching a woman in a nightclub. According to police reports, Miller attempted to hit a man, but landed the punch on a woman after said man ducked away. First rule of athlete justice: never hit a woman unless it's your wife/girlfriend.
Miller, anointed the NFL's fastest man at the Pro Bowl in February thought he could avoid trouble like he avoids the tackles on the football field - he fled the scene on foot. But Justin's never faced a defense quite as quick and nimble as the NYPD, who arrested him at 4:20 am.
As quick as Justin was to hit and run, he was equally quick to come out with the patented athlete apology:
"I want to apologize to everyone for this situation, including my family, my teammates, the Jets organization, our fans and the entire NFL," the cornerback said in a statement released by the team Sunday night. "I understand that serving in the NFL is an honor and that I have an obligation to behave in a manner that reflects the privilege I have been given."This isn't Miller's first brush with the law. Before the 2005 draft he was considered a first round pick, but his arrest for disorderly conduct the week before the draft helped drop his stock into the second round. This series of events shows that Miller is fast in action, slow in decision making.