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Mike Goodson’s Recent Arrest Resurfaces Past Off-Field Issues Jets Ignored When Signing Running Back
The Jets gave Mike Goodson a nice chunk of change in March, and based on his past history with money, he may need it.
New York signed Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract with a $1 million signing bonus this offseason. That doesn’t look like a great investment after Goodson was arrested on drug and weapons charges last week.
It turns out the Jets may have ignored some past issues when they signed the fifth-year running back, who has spent time with the Panthers and Raiders, according to some research by ESPN.com. Goodson has been sued for paternity and child support by three different women, with whom he has fathered at least six children.
Goodson has also been sued for failure to pay a $56,465 bill at a jewelry store and for failing to make payments on a $49,000 Mercedes-Benz. The Jets declined ESPN.com’s request for comment, but said the team’s policy is to investigate every player.
The New York Jets will allow running back Mike Goodson practice on Tuesday despite a slew of charges hanging over his head stemming from his arrest on Route 80 in Denville, NJ last Friday morning, a source said, via the Associated Press.
Goodson and a friend were stopped in the center-left lane of road and just waiting to get pinched.
Goodson was charged with possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a loaded handgun, possession of hollow-point ammunition and possession of drug paraphernalia. His attorney Anthony Fusco Jr. says he’ll be able to get the gun charges tossed by claiming it belonged to the passenger, Garant Evans, 31 of Roselle, N.J.
He has so far missd three OTA practices while he’s out on bail. He plead not guilty to the charges Wednesday in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, N.J.
The Jets front office has been silent on his status, but expect an update soon.
A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Jets running back Mike Goodson is expected to return to practice Tuesday despite his legal troubles.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the team hasn’t announced anything regarding Goodson’s status. He missed the Jets’ first three Organized Team Activity practices this week after being arrested last Friday on multiple charges of drug and weapons possession. He offered a plea of not guilty to all charges Wednesday in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, N.J.
The Jets’ next OTA will be Tuesday. It will be the fourth of 10 voluntary practices this spring.
Goodson has also played for Oakland and Carolina in his four NFL seasons, and has 722 career yards rushing. He was signed by the Jets as a free agent in March.
He was charged after he and a companion were found in an SUV stopped in the center-left lane of westbound Route 80 in Denville, N.J., last Friday morning, shortly after 3 a.m. The Jets t
You know what the problem in the NFL is? They keep seeing the wrong Ryan getting fired. It’s Rex Ryan who needs to go.
It is almost funny to hear Rob Ryan speaks out about how it is going to be pay-back time when his new team the Saints play the Dallas Cowboys. What is even funnier is the fact they keep firing the wrong Ryan. Rob was let go by the Cleveland Brown and now he was let go by the Dallas Cowboys last season. It is Rex Ryan who should be let go. This guy runs a three-ring circus called the New York Jets. He has about as much control over the team as a five-year-old would over an Indy car. it is out of control. We aren’t even through the OTA’s and already a UN-named player is coming out and publicly bashing Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. Ryan can’t control his locker room in New York and year after year we see it. When is the owner of the Jets going to wake up and smell the coffee so to speak? Until Woody Johnson realizes that Rex Ryan is the problem with the Jets they will continue to disappoint. This guy couldn’t coach his way out of a wet paper bag. he showed that last season when he cou…
Cade McNown, Tim Couch, Akili Smith — remember those three quarterbacks from the 1999 NFL Draft? Of the three, the most hyped and heralded was Akili Smith. The media raved about his athleticism and how he was going to change the Cincinnati Bengals franchise. All the highlights shown of Smith’s play was not his arm strength or precision passing, it was a flip into the end zone on a touchdown run. For all the hype that was giving him, Akili Smith was out of the league by 2005. Smith’s hype machine was nowhere close to what we have seen with Tim Tebow. The media circus that was created in Gainesville has seriously harmed and damaged Tebow’s career to the point that now teams don’t want to bring him in because of the all the attention it brings to an organization. Tim Tebow has not had a chance to develop as quarterback because he was drafted too high, the Broncos did him a disservice by trading him to the New York Jets, the biggest media market in the country.Tim’…
Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays! Also check out some of the best broadband deals!
We continue today with celebrating limited prime-time games for the Jets in 2013! (Note, you can track this entire series right here)
When I was younger there was nothing more exciting than seeing prime-time games on the upcoming schedule for the New York Jets…particularly home games. I would immediately pester my Uncle and Dad to allow me to attend the game and count the days until they arrived. Even the away games were mini-events of staying up late and running around the house like a maniac celebrating things like the Monday Night Miracle.
Prime-Time games a…
The New York Jets have to make a move with Mark Sanchez and the outcome of their quarterback challenge and they needed to do it yesterday.
Once again the players are declaring open season on each other in the media under the cloak of darkness that comes with not allowing one’s name likeness to be attached to a quote.
As the new front office regime sorts out how the Jets will conduct themselves, they can not be happy that at least one player has already disregarded owner Woody Johnson’s gag order.
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That target on the back of Mark Sanchez is growing by the day.
An anonymous Jets player told CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman that “80-90 percent” of the team feels Sanchez should be benched.
“Everyone on the team likes Mark personally but there’s a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it’s time to give someone else a chance,” the unnamed player said.
This comes a day after Sanchez threw three interceptions in a practice that coach Rex Ryan deemed “unacceptable” and “disappointing.” That’s not to say rookie Geno Smith fared any better — one interception and a handful of other miscues — but it’s to be expected from a first-year player who’s adjusting to facing an NFL defense.
Sanchez is entering his fifth season and seems to have completely regressed. You usually don’t take much out of a non-contact OTA session, but Sanchez, who’s committed 52 turnovers over the past two seasons, no lo…
An unnamed Jets player says 80 to 90 percent of the team wants to see Mark Sanchez replaced as the starting quarterback (Credit: ESPN.Com) Yesterday, during organized team activities, quarterback Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions in eleven passes. Later in the day, head coach Rex Ryan called Sanchez’s play during organized team activities, “unacceptable”. Today, Mike Freeman of CBSSports is reporting that an unnamed Jets player told him that 80 to 90 percent of the team is ready to see Mark Sanchez replaced as the starting quarterback. “Everyone on the team likes Mark personally but there’s a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it’s time to give someone else a chance,” the player said. If this comment is true, it looks like Mark Sanchez may not even begin the season as the team’s starting quarterback. Personally, I would start Mark Sanchez, Matt Simms or Greg McElroy before Geno Smith. I do not think Smith is ready for the NFL or for playing in a city like New York. While
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, an anonymous Jets player told him that most of the players on the roster like quarterback Mark Sanchez, but don’t want him as their starter.
“Everyone on the team likes Mark personally but there’s a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it’s time to give someone else a chance.” The player went on to say that he estimates that 80-90 percent of the team feels the same way he does.
This isn’t a surprise at all. Especially when you think about what happened below.
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More details are emerging about New York Jets running back Mike Goodson’s arrest last Friday.
When police found him his car that was stopped on Interstate 80 in Denville, N.J, he was committing a crime trifecta so to speak – drunk, high and possession of a handgun.
Goodson “was incoherent, slobbering and had vomited all over himself as well as the interior of the vehicle,” when he was arrested early Friday morning, New Jersey State Trooper Carlos Mesa said in an affidavit seen by USA TODAY Sports.
Goodson appeared in court Wednesday to plead not guilty to gun and drug charges in connection to the arrest.
Police said they found a baggie of marijuana in Goodson’s pants pocket, and a loaded, .45-caliber Taurus Millennium handgun and drug paraphernalia in the car, which driver Garant Evans, 31, of Roselle, N.J., consented to have searched.
Mesa said that when he found the car stopped on Interstate 80 in Denville, N.J., he went to speak to Evans and smelled burnt marijuana and alcohol co…
According to Forbes, Tim Tebow is the most influential athlete in American sports. However, the former Heisman winner still finds himself unemployed after getting cut by the New York Jets this offseason.There has certainly been no shortage of opinion as to where people think he ends up. Some folks are hoping he winds up in the NFL again, while others are hoping he falls flat on his face. On Tuesday, arguably the biggest badass in the universe chimed in with his opinion on the matter, and he desperately wants to see Tebow land in Jacksonsville.That person is none other than the legendary Chuck Norris. Norris believes the native Floridian can turn the Jaguars around from a “mediocre team into a championship one,” citing the fact that the spiritual Tebow works miracles on the football field. Here is a snippet of what he had to say:I’ve heard the critics say Tebow has poor technical skills, but the truth is that Tim is a natural leader, an amazingly gifted football player,…
After throwing 3 interceptions in 11 passes, head coach Rex Ryan called Mark Sanchezâ€™s play â€œunacceptableâ€* (Credit: AP Photo) With the addition of Geno Smith during the 2013 NFL draft, the competition for the New York Jets starting quarterback position intensified. With a little over three months until the start of the NFL season Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms are all hoping to secure the starting position. Today, as organized team activities began across the NFL, one of those quarterbacks struggled to take control of the starting position. During organized team activities today, while throwing 11 passes, Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions. According to head coach Rex Ryan, Sanchezâ€™s interceptions are â€œunacceptableâ€*. â€œThis is OTAs and things, but yeah, thatâ€™s going to beÂ the pressure that weâ€™re putting on him,â€* Ryan said. â€œHe did a lot of great things. Itâ€™s not that you try to cover up the fact you had some bad plays â€” no, no, no you flat tell him. We canâ
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has signed with Jay Z and his Roc Nation brand.
Smith famously fired his previous agent just after the 2013 NFL draft under tense circumstances.
It didn’t take long for Smith’s name to catch fire as the rapper’s latest sports conquest.
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What player will be the biggest surprise on the 2013 New York Jets?
Joe Caporoso - Brian Winters - The Jets 3rd round pick is going to be a week one starter at Guard along with Willie Colon and a key piece of a strong run blocking unit. Winters will bring a needed nasty streak and physicality to the Jets upfront. I’d also keep an eye on Darrin Walls in the secondary, particularly in the slot corner role.
Chris Gross - It is no secret that the Jets entered the offseason with what could be argued as one of the least talented rosters throughout the entire league. However, after some new additions via free agency, the draft, and trades, some areas once viewed as a great weakness suddenly have the potentia…