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Goodson’s lawyer defends client in entertaining way

Former U.S. Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks with reporters at campaign event in New York Reuters

Jets running back Mike Goodson’s current legal entanglement has been exacerbated by a history of past, unrelated legal entanglements.  Specifically, the man who faces recent gun and drug charges previously has been sued for paternity, child support, unpaid rent, and unpaid jewelry.

Goodson’s lawyer doesn’t dispute those facts.  He just doesn’t see the connection between past lawsuits and the player’s current predicament.

Mike is not denying that,” Tony Fusco tells the New York Daily News.  “I don’t see the relevance of that.

“We’ve had a President who had an affair in the White House. We’ve had a congressman who took pictures of himself and now he’s running for mayor,” Fusco said, referring to the most appropriately named scandal-dogged politician, Anthony Weiner (pictured).  “The only thing that Mike is running for, is for touchdowns.  He’s not running for President or Congress.  He’s playing football, he wants to run, and run for his team.”

Goodson “absolutely denies” the gun charge, which carries far more serious potential penalties than the marijuana charges.

Goodson reportedly intends to return to practice this week; Fusco has said the team and league kept Goodson away from practice in the days after the latest incident.

The Jets have opted to allow the legal process to unfold, in part because they need to keep him on the roster in order to have a chance at recovering all or part of his $1 million signing bonus.  If he’s cut, Goodson has no obligation to pay any of it back.

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9 Responses to “Goodson’s lawyer defends client in entertaining way”
  1. henryd3rd says: May 26, 2013 11:23 AM

    The circus was suppose to leaving the Jets training camp; but I can just imagine how this is going to play out at training camp. Sanchez will not be the only one working under a microscope

  2. talkintrashallday says: May 26, 2013 12:12 PM

    worst offseason in NFL history belongs to the Jets

  3. roadtrip3500 says: May 26, 2013 12:15 PM

    Whether or not the charges stand in court, how about the simple fact that Goodson was so blasted, the police had him taken to a hospital to make sure he was still functional before they completed the arrest? That does make the previous legal issues relevant, at least to the Jets – Goodson is consistently a bad judgment decision waiting to happen.

  4. larry321 says: May 26, 2013 12:52 PM

    The lawyer has a point.

  5. CKL says: May 26, 2013 1:02 PM

    The lawyer definitely has a point. We as a country don’t hold our leaders whom we elect to any type of ethical standards, so why hold a football player to them?

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 26, 2013 1:31 PM

    “A” President? Try nearly all of them.

    I knew a Fusco from back home, used to be a boxer. He was from Long Island and one of his sons was an attorney. Would not be surprised if this was him.

  7. dmgkm says: May 26, 2013 4:25 PM

    thanks for reminding us of all the circus jokes. havent heard that one in a while…

  8. mayday5 says: May 26, 2013 6:07 PM

    The word “Good” should be legally removed from his last name

  9. multiplemiggs says: May 27, 2013 1:28 PM

    hahah the Jets had one of the worst offseasons? lmao yea you can TALK TRASH but its obvious to all of us that you don’t know how to TALK IT.

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