McKnight doesn't want to get into that

August, 11, 2013
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Joe McKnight's eventful training camp continued Sunday. The enigmatic running back spoke to reporters for three minutes without actually saying anything. He refused to comment on his head injury and refused to comment on his recent arrest for traffic violations. If he had been asked to name his favorite TV show, he probably would've offered a "no comment" on that, as well.

Seven times he responded with, "I'm not going to get into that." As for actual news, McKnight returned to practice on a limited basis.

It has been a bizarre summer for McKnight, who flunked the conditioning test at the outset of camp.

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For your entertainment purposes, here's Sunday's Q&A with reporters. Drink it in:

Q: How are you feeling?

McKnight: I'm not getting into that right now, but I feel good to be back out on the field.

Q: Do you know when you'll be cleared to be full go?

McKnight: Like I said, I'm not getting into that right now. I'm going to wait until the doctors tell me I'm cleared. It feels good to be back on the field.

Q: Has it been tough to be on the sideline, watching?

McKnight: It’s been tough, but just happy to be on the field with my team.

Q: Do you regard today as a big step forward or just a small one? How encouraging was today?

McKnight: Like I said, I was just happy to be back on the field with my teammates.

Q: Did you go through a period of time when you felt out of it or woozy?

McKnight: I'm not getting into that right now.

Q: How did you get hurt?

McKnight: I'm not getting into that right now.

Q: Did you have to be cleared by an independent doctor to be out here?

McKnight: I'm not getting into that right now.

Q: Do you anticipate playing on Saturday?

McKnight: I'm not getting into that right now.

Q: What can you talk about?

McKnight: (Silence).

Q: When you're healthy, what do you feel like you can bring to this team, when you get back to 100 percent?

McKnight: I don't really know. I'll have to [wait] when I get back to 100 percent.

Q: You were arrested on the off day. What can you tell us about that?

McKnight: I'm not getting into that right now.

Q: Do you feel like you've lost anything missing this time? Were you able to go through classroom work?

McKnight: I'm just getting back in the flow of things. When the doctors clear me, I can get back into the flow of things.

Q: Joe, are you meeting with the medical staff daily?

McKnight: Yes.

At the end of the riveting session, McKnight was asked about the dispute between Time Warner and CBS. He turned to a Jets PR official and asked incredulously, "This guy asking me about Time Warner and CBS right now? You serious?" To which the PR official replied, "He's not getting into that one."

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter



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