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Ex-Jet Muhammad Wilkerson has license suspended for 90 days for driving while impaired


Former Jets star Muhammad Wilkerson in 2017. (AP Photo) (AP)

Former Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson pleaded guilty to driving while impaired Tuesday, putting the case behind him as he searches for a team before the start of the NFL season.

Wilkerson pleaded to a traffic infraction, rather than a crime, in connection with his failure of a breathalyzer test on June 1. He blew a .09, barely over the legal limit of .08. Under the terms of his deal, Wilkerson’s driver’s license is suspended for 90 days. He also must attend a program for impaired drivers and pay a $500 fine.

He had been pulled over for rolling through a stop sign in a 2019 Rolls Royce Suburban at Riverside Drive and W. 168th St. at around 3:40 a.m. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound player told cops he’d drank a shot and two beers.

“Given that the criminal charge was dismissed, Mr. Wilkerson accepted a resolution of a mere traffic infraction and looks forward to focusing on football and family,” said Alex Spiro, the 2015 Pro Bowler’s attorney.

Wilkerson had rejected the same deal at a previous court appearance.

Once one of the Jets’ biggest stars on defense, Wilkerson last played for the Green Bay Packers in 2018. His season was cut short in week 3 by an ankle injury.