The NY Jets can't seem to go an offseason without one of the members of their organization getting arrested for a DUI. Jets offensive line coach John Benton is the latest to join that shameful list.
Benton was reportedly arrested and charged with driving under the influence late Thursday night in New Jersey. The 58-year-old was pulled over for a "motor vehicle violation" shortly before midnight.
The police suspected he was under the influence and he was soon arrested and charged with a DUI. Benton was processed and released the next day.
The Jets declined to comment further on the matter only stating "We are aware of the situation and have no further comment."
NY Jets offensive line coach John Benton has been arrested for a DUI
A 19-year NFL veteran, Benton began his career at Colorado State where he served as the school's offensive line coach for eight seasons between 1995 and 2002. He soon left to join the NFL after he was hired by the St. Louis Rams to fill the same position.
Benton has spent time with the Rams, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Francisco 49ers crossing paths with Jets head coach Robert Saleh in Houston, Jacksonville, and San Francisco.
He was hired to be the team's offensive line coach and run-game coordinator ahead of the 2021 season and is set to enter his second year with the organization. Benton is eligible to face discipline under the NFL's personal conduct policy which could result in a suspension.
The Jets' offensive line made significant strides under Benton's watch in 2021 with the likes of George Fant and Connor McGovern improving drastically in the team's new zone-blocking scheme.
From the likes of Marcus Maye to Chris Herndon to Dylan Donahue, the Jets have an extensive recent history with DUIs.
Call an Uber. Phone a friend. Just don't be stupid. Don't drink and drive.