When it rains, it pours, and at the moment, Mike Goodson is getting soaked.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, the troubled Jets running back has more problems than the recent gun and drug arrests, as he’s now being hit with another paternity suit in Houston by a woman demanding child support for four children.
According to court documents, Ashlee Wilson is suing for retroactive child support, lump-sum child support and health insurance.
She had filed suit against him in 2010 for support of three children, but never pursued it, without providing a reason why not. She was living with Goodson’s mother at the time. Wilson and the four children now live with her parents.
Goodson’s no stranger to such actions, as he’s had other paternity suits filed against him, and has been sued by a jewelry store for not paying a $56,000 bill, and has been evicted twice for unpaid rent and has failed to make car payments.
It’s not necessarily a surprise to see a new suit, with his name in the news (and the three-year, $6.9 million contract with the Jets generally mentioned therein).
Goodson’s a talented player, but his reputation for irresponsibility was well-known and there long before he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Panthers. And now that those problems are catching up to him, the Jets have to be wondering why they took a chance on him.