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Cops: Saunders had ‘medical incident’, not car crash

Florham Park, N.J., police said Friday that Jets rookie receiver Jalen Saunders had a “medical incident” in his car and is not believed to have been in a single-car crash as the team claimed earlier in the day (NJ.com, Aug. 15).

When asked by NJ.com if Saunders was involved in an accident, Sgt. Scott Bartel of the Florham Park police said “I don’t believe so.”

Bartel would not provide details, including the time and place of the incident. Saunders was on his way to the team facility in Florham Park Friday as the team gathered for its flight to Cincinnati for Saturday’s  preseason game. The team said that Saunders, a fourth-round pick from Oklahoma, would not make the trip as “a precaution”. (TJB, Aug. 15).

Spokesmen for both the Morrisville (N.J.) Medical Center, where Saunders was treated, and the Jets declined comment when asked about the incident by NJ.com.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

First and foremost our hope is that Saunders is well and recovering quickly.  We’re glad that whatever the medical incident was didn’t seem to incur further injuries from the crash.

Less importantly, our hope that this isn’t something that will keep Saunders from playing for the Jets for a long time.  We love the grit that Saunders has brought to the receiving corps and in the return game.  Losing him for an extended period of time would be a blow to a special teams group that is working to rebuild from a year ago.




8 comments
Iain Bartholomew
Iain Bartholomew

Let's hope it wasn't a seizure or anything serious like that for Saunders.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Sanchez does well against the Pats...so do Foles and Barkley. Hope their D always stinks like that.

Rudibager
Rudibager

I was thinking the same thing.

marcus81
marcus81

@DarrolRayFanClub  Sanchez has the tools to be a very good QB but doesn't have it upstairs, even with bad receivers a QB can still look competent, Sanchez just went out drive after drive and made the same mistakes, after year 3 I couldn't take more of him. if only he played most of the time like he did during the play offs.

__fense
__fense

@DarrolRayFanClub I still maintain that he has already in the process of sliding (which is why his face was at butt-level for a guy whose knee were bent to begin with), and therefore he should have been ruled as already down before the ball came out. If he hadn't fumbled it, they would have spotted the ball behind the point where the fumble was, because he was already down because he was sliding. That being said, he was a pretty terrible QB that was unfairly marred by the butt fumble. There were much worse things he did, like all those interceptions thrown to defensive linemen, that rightfully marred his career. 

jdb4
jdb4

@Disgruntled Jets Fan 

Lets have perspective he has done well against the Bears and Patriots #2's; not exactly the Legion of Boom out there.