Mike Goodson taken into custody on drug, gun charges

AP

New Jets running back Mike Goodson has always been known for his speed.

But it’s amazing how quickly he got off to a poor start with a new team.

According to News 12 New Jersey, Goodson was taken into custody this morning on drug possession and weapons charges.

Goodson and a companion were in a stopped SUV along a highway, and he was being taken to a nearby hospital when officers searching the vehicle found marijuana and a loaded handgun.

Signed to a $6.9 million deal this offseason, Goodson would have ostensibly been teamed with Chris Ivory in an interesting backfield pairing.

But there have been questions about whether he could be trusted going back to his days at Texas A&M, and those appear to have been appropriate.

61 responses to “Mike Goodson taken into custody on drug, gun charges

  1. somebody elses headache now….That’s how I celebrate winning a 6 million dollar jackpot, by being stupid and going to jail. Whats next …is he is going to announce his retirement?

  2. You gotta give it to Reggie and the Raiders….they’re finally the team getting RID of these guys as they flake out, rather than being the team that gets them WHEN they flake out. I don’t think that’s an accident.

  3. So… a good fit with us, I guess. It’s not even June yet and I want this season to be over. Can’t it be 2014 already?

  4. Really dude?

    The sheer amount of things that happen with the Jets is staggering…how is it possible? I realize this has nothing to do with how the Jets are run but they have yet another thing to deal with. One of the few good things this offseason just turned into yet another bad thing. Unreal .

  5. Why were they bringing him to hospital? That doesn’t sound like SOP? Was he drugged out, or in an accident?

  6. Just saw he and his driver, Garrett Evans were intoxicated and Evans was charged with DUI.

  7. As much as you like seeing guys from the area on your team, there’s always the danger that they’ll meet back up with their boys and get into trouble.

  8. Tom Rock ‏@TomRock_Newsday:
    ‘Mike Goodson knows that when Joe McKnight says they’ll have to “kill me to take my spot” it’s a figure of speech, right?’

  9. Reggie shuts down Al’s halfway house and all of these criminals are wayward souls without a home. Thankfully, Reg believes in recycling so these pieces of trash are somebody else’s problem now. Way to kick the trash to the curb.

  10. Mr. McKnight,

    I sure hope you used latex gloves and that they were larger than you hands

    ” If it don’t fit, you got to acquit”

  11. Gotta love all these comments! LOL….It is being reported that Goodson was the passenger NOT the driver like the article tries to make it sound. If you are a drunk passenger, no harm in that. ALSO, the driver was charged with the DUI and hand gun charge WITH a prior. PLEASE media reporters STOP trying to make these stories up before knowing the facts. It is all of you that are the true circus

  12. Rumor has it he was found out due to fumbling the drugs and gun in anticipation of contact.

  13. Nice to see the Raiders letting the bums go in Free Agency, what is stunning is just how fast the other NFL Teams snatch them up and than boom.

  14. @raiderufan:

    It very much has to do with how the Jets are run. No one forced them to sign Goodson. When management brings in guys with histories, these are the things that happen. Idzik will learn very quickly that he’s not in Seattle anymore.

  15. Hey all my (so-called) Raider Nation members here talking trash…All Davis DIDNT touch Goodson it was ur savior Reggie that traded for him…so clearing out the “trash” he brought in makes him a genius? All fair weather Raider fans need to head onto that SF bandwagon.

  16. @jetstizzi85,

    Goodson was charged with possesion of a handgun, possesion of a hollow point bullet, possesion of marijuana and possesion of drug paraphilia.

    I think he has more problems than being a “drunk passenger”

    Uncle Roger is going to hit him with a 4 game minimum suspension and the Jets off season continues to be the NFL Comedy Tour.

  17. jetstizzi85 says:
    May 17, 2013 12:13 PM
    Gotta love all these comments! LOL….It is being reported that Goodson was the passenger NOT the driver like the article tries to make it sound. If you are a drunk passenger, no harm in that. ALSO, the driver was charged with the DUI and hand gun charge WITH a prior. PLEASE media reporters STOP trying to make these stories up before knowing the facts. It is all of you that are the true circus
    ______________________________

    You’re totally missing the point of all of our criticism. He has 6.9 million reasons to not put himself in these positions. He should never have gotten into a car with someone that had drugs and a loaded gun. If he was using any of the drugs it just makes it even worse but when you’re livelihood can be taken away from you just by being connected to this situation you should avoid it. It’s his own fault that we are laughing at him. If you want to defend him, that’s fine….you are entitled to your opinion but so are the rest of us.

  18. LOL @ raider fans for acting like the Raiders cut Goodson and Reggie knew this was going to happen so they got rid of him and is cleaning up the franchise. He was a FA who they couldn’t afford to bring back even if they wanted to. Stop acting like Reggie did anything at all.

  19. Almost feel sorry for Jet season ticket holders, every time a new article comes out they have to cringe.

  20. ummmm arent we all jumping to conclusion’s here? he was arrested because he was in a vehicle that contained a hand gun and drugs, who says it was his vehicle? or the drugs and hand gun belonged to him? so much for being innocent till proven guilty……….

  21. I feel your pain Jets fan. Hard to get out of the rut when it’s 100 feet deep. Sometimes the reset button is the only resort.

  22. Yeah Reggie brought him in…for Bruce Campbell = not much. Goodson was needed as a cheap backup…once Reggie saw what he was about, didn’t even try to sign him. We as Raider fans thought there would be a chance that he was resigned….maybe Reggie knew he wasn’t the player the Raiders want ANYMORE. Hence, he goes away and becomes a problem.

    If Al Davis would have brought him in, he would have given the kid a huge contract and said “he will be the next Bo Jackson”. This is the difference from what was the Oakland Raiders to what they are NOW.

  23. How many more problems for the Jets? It’s everyday now that they have a drama. What is the matter with that front office picking up all this rubbish? Who is next I’d like to know.

  24. This is what happens when you hire posse to be your “driver” or “bodyguard” and not a professional.

  25. I have weed and a loaded handgun in my truck right now.

    I make about 22,ooo a year, which is about right.

  26. Thinking back to my old coach who used to say 2 things
    1) a zebra cant change his stripes
    2) you cant take a jackass to the kentucky derby

    NY Jets: No Soup(er) Bowl for YOU!!! NEXT!!!!

  27. Are you reeeeeeal sure that Ryan’s first name isn’t actually spelled, W-R-E-C-K-S?

  28. Wow. Goodson’s known for fumbling a lot, but fumbling before you even get on the field with your new team is a new one even for him…

  29. This story lacks tons of information. Like, why did the police search the vehicle. Goodson was parked on the side of the road, not exactly a crime. Being taken to the hospital, not exactly a crime. So why are the police officers searching their vehicle? Why did the police even stop to investigate a vehicle which was stopped legally on the side of the road. Was Goodson DUI? Naked?
    Yo, Florio why did the cops search Goodson’s vehicle.

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