HoopsHype Mookie Blaylock rumors


June 3, 2013 Updates

Former NBA and Hawks star Daron “Mookie” Blaylock was charged Monday with second-degree vehicular homicide for allegedly causing the wreck that killed a 40-year-old woman. Blaylock, 43, was also charged with improper lane change, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving on a suspended license and crossing into the median for the Friday afternoon wreck in Jonesboro, the Clayton County Solicitor told Channel 2 Action News. All of the charges are misdemeanors. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 2, 2013 Updates

Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock was charged with driving on a suspended license and failing to stay in his lane in a head-on crash that killed a woman, police said Sunday. Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen said authorities wanted to talk to Blaylock, 46, before deciding whether he should face more serious charges. Officers had not been able to speak with Blaylock because of his injuries but they hope to do so as early as Monday, the chief said. “The last update I got was that he is awake but groggy,” Allen said. Washington Times

June 1, 2013 Updates

Jonesboro police chief Franklin Allen told USA TODAY Sports there will be a discussion early next week with the district attorney over charges for Blaylock, 46, who apparently lost control of his Cadillac Escalade, crossed the center median and collided head-on with the vehicle driven by Murphy's husband, Frankie, who broke an ankle. Allen said he believed Monica Murphy died from internal bleeding Friday night. USA Today Sports

Blaylock also is in line to face charges for driving on a suspended license and failure to maintain control of the vehicle, Allen said. The accident happened Friday afternoon on Tara Blvd., a busy four-lane highway 17 miles south of Atlanta in Clayton County. Allen also said there was an outstanding warrant in Spalding County for Blaylock for failure to appear on a DUI and drug charge. There were no indications alcohol or a high rate of speed was a factor in the accident. Allen said Blaylock previously had been under a doctor's care for seizures. USA Today Sports

Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock has been upgraded to serious condition a day after his SUV crashed head-on into a van and killed a woman. Atlanta Medical Center spokeswoman Nicole Gustin said Saturday that the 46-year-old Blaylock had been upgraded to serious condition. On Friday, the hospital listed Blaylock in critical condition, and police said the former Atlanta Hawks player had been placed on life support for a short time. Boston Herald

Former NBA All-Star guard Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was in critical condition at a hospital Friday after his SUV crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a van in suburban Atlanta, police said. Blaylock was driving in Jonesboro on Friday when he crashed. He was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition, Clayton County police spokesman Clarence Cox says. Blaylock was taken off life support shortly after 8 p.m. ET and remains in guarded but critical condition. Cox says the man and woman riding in the van were also taken to the medical center. USA Today Sports

May 31, 2013 Updates

By Friday evening, Blaylock’s condition had improved and he was in stable condition, Allen said. Blaylock has been under treatment for seizures, a family member told police. It was not immediately known if that contributed to the wreck or if Blaylock would face charges. Monica Murphy, a passenger in the second vehicle, was bleeding internally and underwent surgery, Allen said. She was reportedly in critical condition late Friday. Frankie Murphy’s injuries were not serious, according to police. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Former NBA star and Hawks player Mookie Blaylock was one of two people critically injured Friday afternoon in a head-on collision in Clayton County, according to police. Blaylock, 46, was driving a Cadillac Escalade northbound on Tara Boulevard when for unknown reasons, he crossed over the median and into a southbound lane, Jonesboro police Chief Franklin Allen told The Atlanta Journal- Constitution. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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