Posted May 17, 2013

Jets running back Mike Goodson arrested on drug, weapons charges

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Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested on drugs and weapons charges. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested on drug and weapons charges. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested Friday morning and booked on drug possession and gun charges, reports Channel 12 New Jersey.

Woodson was officially charged with possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a loaded handgun and possession of hollow point ammunition, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Goodson, 25, and a companion were in a stopped SUV along a highway when a tow truck driver came upon them just after 3:00 a.m. Goodson was being taken to a nearby hospital when officers searching the vehicle found marijuana and a loaded handgun. A police spokesman also said hollow-point bullets were with the gun in the car with Goodson.

Goodson signed a three-year, $6.9-million deal this offseason and was thought to get some playing time with another recent Jets pickup, running back Chris Ivory.

Goodson has been in the NFL for four seasons and played with the Oakland Raiders in 2012, rushing for 221 yards on 35 carries.

More from Channel 12:

Sources say Goodson and a companion were found intoxicated in an SUV along Route 80 in Denville. Authorities have not said why the car was stopped on the highway.

Goodson was being taken to a hospital when authorities discovered marijuana in his possession. Officers searching the SUV also found a loaded 45-caliber handgun.

Both Goodson and his companion, identified as Garret Evans, were taken to a hospital for an evaluation. They were then released to State Police custody and transported to the Netcong barracks.

Bail for Evans was set at $150,000 full cash and Goodson’s was set at $50,000. Both men were transported to the Morris County Jail in default of bail.


21 comments
Rickapolis
Rickapolis

The saddest part of all is that this kind of story is so ho-hum. Another day, another arrest of an NFL'er.

DavidAronis
DavidAronis

Why is it that these brothers bring the hood mentality with them to the NFL or any other sport for that matter.  Leave the hood behind you brothahs, stop being stupid. You're collage grads which should mean you have a brain so USE IT.

doublejtrain68
doublejtrain68

Ho hum, another story of an idiot throwing his career away...

GT500456
GT500456

I didn't think Stephen Hawking had any kids, but someone this bright could only be Hawking's kid.

 

/sarcasm

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

Helluva good thing they got Ivory, now.

Whatever
Whatever

The Jets cut defensive end Claude Davis and cornerback Cliff Harris a day after they were busted for weed. I wonder if they'll be consistent or play the double-standard since Goodson is a higher-rated player than Davis or Harris.

GoPSULions
GoPSULions

He needs to talk with Plaxico about the ins and outs of prison life

NorwayMike
NorwayMike

Good thing they got rid of Tebow and his bad influence on the team....

Your Romeo!
Your Romeo!

Maybe, if he's lucky, he'll gets some playing time on the prison football team!  lol

Shawn4
Shawn4

Lets add another to the ever growing Hood Rat list...I just hope my team doesn't schedule the prison hood rats for a scrimmage.

nfinitwordsfoto
nfinitwordsfoto

Next story out of New York:  Mike Goodson Has Fired His Agent.

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

From the Raiders to the Jets . . . need we say more?

RobertJacke
RobertJacke

I guess he Jets want to get off the sports page and onto the crime pages of the NY Papers

mysteryman
mysteryman

Hollow points? I guess he gots to protect his weed. 

 

hr334466
hr334466

 @DavidAronis The irony of your debating intelligence while misspelling college says everything about your statement.

Bobbertino
Bobbertino

 @mysteryman Hollow points are actually the smartest choice in bullets for a variety of reasons other than the fact that they do more tissue damage to your target. Namely, if I have someone break into my home, I shoot, and I miss, a hollow point wont go through three walls and my neighbors front door like an FMJ would. 

me1
me1

 @Bobbertino  @mysteryman "If you shoot...and miss"? Another perfect example of why not everyone should have guns.