A Clayton County grand jury indicted former NBA star Mookie Blaylock on 14 charges today, including first-degree vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving. Blaylock, 47, is accused of causing a May 31, 2013, head-on crash that killed a mother of five and injured her husband. If convicted, the former Atlanta Hawks star could face up to 33 years in prison, the Clayton County District Attorney told Channel 2 Action News. Blaylock was seriously injured in the wreck and temporarily on life support, but he was released from the hospital days later. At the time of the wreck, a family member told police Blaylock has been under treatment for seizures, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. “He had a blackout and what caused it, whether it be from his NBA career or something else, we’re trying to get to the bottom of it,” Blaylock’s attorney, Don Samuel, previously told The AJC. Blaylock didn’t swerve or attempt to brake in the moments before the crash, and his foot was “locked” up on the accelerator due to a blackout, Samuel said. Blaylock has occasionally experienced these medical episodes in the past, his attorney previously said.
Grand jury indicts former NBA star Mookie Blaylock
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | May 1