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September 7, 2012 | By Gary Klein
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Former USC running back Joe McKnight declined to comment Friday about recent allegations that he took improper benefits while he was a player for the Trojans. Approached after a New York Jets practice, McKnight walked out of the locker room at the team's facility, retreating to an area off-limits to media. The Times has reported that Scott Schenter , a key figure in the ongoing corruption scandal at the Los Angeles County assessor's office, said he gave cash and perks worth thousands of dollars to McKnight and former basketball player Davon Jefferson while they were still in school.
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August 12, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Joe McKnight's New York Jets training camp has gone from strange to scary. The former USC running back, who has been recovering from a head injury, reportedly was transported to the locker room Monday after dropping to the field during a drill. He was wearing an oxygen mask as he was taken from the field. Simply getting to the field Monday was a chore for McKnight, who took a knee three times while walking to the SUNY Cortland soccer field. A trainer met him with water after he knelt a third time.
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May 16, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Joe McKnight, a multipurpose back out of USC, said Thursday that "they'll have to kill me to take my spot" on the New York Jets' roster. The fourth-year running back, who has struggled with injuries and offensive productivity, denied he was angry when it was suggested he was being pushed out of the picture with four other running backs in camp, including veterans Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson. “I'm not angry at all,” McKnight said at the team's training facility in Florham Park, N.J. “I'm just tired of people writing or running their mouths talking about I'm not going to be here.
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May 17, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The odyssey of the New York Jets' crowded offensive backfield took another turn Friday when running back Mike Goodson was arrested by New Jersey state police on suspicion of possessing drugs and a weapon. Goodson was with Garant Evans, a 31-year-old man from Roselle, N.J., when state police discovered Evans' vehicle stopped on Interstate 80 in Denville after receiving a 911 call from a tow-truck driver. A police report said marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a 45-caliber semiautomatic handgun were found.
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December 4, 2009 | By Gary Klein
Joe McKnight would like nothing more than a repeat performance. Two years ago, in a 20-13 victory over Arizona at the Coliseum, McKnight set up the go-ahead touchdown with a dazzling punt return. He followed with a long run from scrimmage to set up an insurance field goal. It was a coming out of sorts for McKnight, a freshman at the time who had been plagued by fumbles. "I remember being surprised to get in the game at that time," McKnight said Thursday. "I was surprised that Coach [ Pete ]
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December 19, 2009 | By Gary Klein and Lance Pugmire
Joe McKnight, star tailback of USC's football team, has been driving a sport utility vehicle owned by a Santa Monica businessman, an arrangement the school is investigating and which may be in violation of NCAA rules. The NCAA prohibits student-athletes from accepting benefits from marketing representatives or agents or "extra benefits" based on their athletic ability. For several weeks, McKnight has been seen driving a well-kept 2006 Land Rover that, according to California Department of Motor Vehicles records, is registered to Scott Schenter.
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December 21, 2009 | By Gary Klein and Lance Pugmire
USC has already installed its game plan for Saturday's game against Boston College in the Emerald Bowl. In question is which tailbacks actually will be part of the plan when the Trojans take the field Saturday at AT&T Park. Joe McKnight's status is uncertain. USC, which resumes practice today before leaving for San Francisco, is investigating the junior's use of a sport utility vehicle that is registered to a Santa Monica businessman. It may constitute a violation of NCAA rules that prohibit student-athletes from accepting benefits from marketing representatives or agents, or "extra benefits" from anyone based on athletic ability.
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December 27, 2009 | By Gary Klein
USC tailback Joe McKnight, who has been the subject of a USC compliance investigation for more than a week, did not suit up for Saturday's 24-13 victory over Boston College in the Emerald Bowl at AT&T Park. McKnight, USC's leading rusher, was held out of the game by USC officials as they continue to explore the junior's relationship with a Santa Monica businessman who owns a sport utility vehicle that McKnight has been observed driving on campus. Coach Pete Carroll said the school was ready to clear McKnight, "if the information came in, but cooperation wasn't exactly what we needed from the other side, not Joe, the other people."
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December 22, 2009 | By Gary Klein and Lance Pugmire
Joe McKnight's chances of playing for USC in the Emerald Bowl appeared to dim Monday when the junior tailback did not accompany the Trojans to the Bay Area for the start of practices and activities leading into Saturday's game against Boston College. USC is investigating McKnight's use of a sport utility vehicle that is owned by a Santa Monica businessman. It may constitute a violation of NCAA rules that prohibit student-athletes from accepting benefits from marketing representatives or agents, or "extra benefits" from anyone based on athletic ability.
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December 25, 2009 | By Gary Klein and Lance Pugmire
Joe McKnight returned to practice Thursday, but it's still not known whether USC's leading rusher will be allowed to play against Boston College in Saturday's Emerald Bowl. USC has been investigating McKnight's relationship with Santa Monica businessman Scott Schenter. The Times reported last week that McKnight had been observed driving a 2006 Land Rover registered to Schenter, who has marketing connections and previously created a web domain 4joemcknight.com and ojaymayo.com. NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from accepting benefits from marketing representatives or agents, or "extra benefits" from anyone based on athletic ability.
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May 16, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Joe McKnight, a multipurpose back out of USC, said Thursday that "they'll have to kill me to take my spot" on the New York Jets' roster. The fourth-year running back, who has struggled with injuries and offensive productivity, denied he was angry when it was suggested he was being pushed out of the picture with four other running backs in camp, including veterans Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson. “I'm not angry at all,” McKnight said at the team's training facility in Florham Park, N.J. “I'm just tired of people writing or running their mouths talking about I'm not going to be here.
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October 23, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC played to its defense and special teams the last time it went on the road, the approach preserving a 10-point victory over Washington. USC Coach Lane Kiffin might not have the option of playing it safe Saturday at Arizona. Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott, a fifth-year senior, has been running new Coach Rich Rodriguez's spread offense with precision. He leads the Pac-12 Conference and is fourth nationally in total offense for a team that has averaged 549 yards and 39 points a game.
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October 3, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
The Los Angeles County assessor's office has turned over to the NCAA work emails from a former appraiser who has said that he provided cash and perks to former USC athletes while they were still in school. Chief Deputy Assessor Santos H. Kriemann said the NCAA made its request about a week ago. The Times reported last month that Scott Schenter , a key figure in the ongoing corruption scandal at the assessor's office, said that he gave football player Joe McKnight the use of a car and basketball player Davon Jefferson cash, which could be a violation of NCAA rules.
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September 7, 2012 | By Gary Klein
Former USC running back Joe McKnight declined to comment Friday about recent allegations that he took improper benefits while he was a player for the Trojans. Approached after a New York Jets practice, McKnight walked out of the locker room at the team's facility in Florham Park, N.J., retreating to an area off limits to media. The Times reported Saturday that Scott Schenter , a key figure in the ongoing corruption scandal at the Los Angeles County assessor's office, said he gave cash and perks worth thousands of dollars to McKnight and former basketball player Davon Jefferson while they were in school.
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September 7, 2012 | By Gary Klein
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Former USC running back Joe McKnight declined to comment Friday about recent allegations that he took improper benefits while he was a player for the Trojans. Approached after a New York Jets practice, McKnight walked out of the locker room at the team's facility, retreating to an area off-limits to media. The Times has reported that Scott Schenter , a key figure in the ongoing corruption scandal at the Los Angeles County assessor's office, said he gave cash and perks worth thousands of dollars to McKnight and former basketball player Davon Jefferson while they were still in school.
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September 5, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Pat Haden mentioned out loud in his office only days ago that 85% of his job was great. "And 15% of it … is full of angst," USC's director of athletics said. Welcome to the angst part. New allegations from the old regime have interrupted the Trojans' comeback campaign and threaten to put the program in an even deeper ditch. If reports prove true that football running back Joe McKnight and basketball player Davon Jefferson received improper benefits, the NCAA has the option to reopen the book it threw at USC in 2010.
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May 20, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
Reggie Bush went from USC to New Orleans and the "next" Reggie is going from New Orleans to USC. Reverse direction, isn't that what the great tailbacks do? If this seems like tossing an expectations piano on the back of a kid days removed from his senior prom, well, 1) no one seems to mind and 2) maybe you haven't seen Joe McKnight's highlights on YouTube.
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December 20, 2009 | Bill Plaschke
Once again, amid the kindling that has become the USC football program, "Fight On" is being drowned out by two other sounds. Cough, cough. More smoke here, strange smoke, scary smoke, stupid smoke, adding to a cloud that ensures the NCAA will keep looking for that illegal burn. Just some kid driving his girlfriend's car. Just another silly ember that could have been doused with a little more prudence and a little less arrogance. Is it really that hard to monitor some kid driving his girlfriend's car?
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September 4, 2012 | By Gary Klein
The NCAA is investigating allegations that two former USC athletes, running back Joe McKnight and basketball player Davon Jefferson , received cash and other improper benefits while competing for the Trojans. "Any time the NCAA receives credible, new information regarding potential major violations we will look into the issue," NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said Tuesday. "USC has been working cooperatively with us regarding the matter. " The Times reported Saturday that Scott Schenter , a key figure in the ongoing corruption scandal at the Los Angeles County assessor's office, said he gave cash and perks worth thousands of dollars to McKnight and Jefferson while they were still in school.
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September 4, 2012 | By Gary Klein
The NCAA is investigating allegations that two former USC athletes, running back Joe McKnight and basketball player Davon Jefferson, received cash and other improper benefits while competing for the Trojans.   “Any time the NCAA receives credible, new information regarding potential major violations we will look into the issue,” NCAA spokesperson Stacey Osburn said Tuesday. “USC has been working cooperatively with us regarding the matter.” The Times reported Saturday that Scott Schenter, a key figure in the ongoing corruption scandal at the Los Angeles County assessor's office, said he gave cash and perks worth thousands of dollars to McKnight and Jefferson while they were still in school.
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