And now that they’re saying things, they’re not saying much.
Jets coach Rex Ryan didn’t do anything to quell speculation or concern when asked about Goodson’s return, even when asked if they knew if Goodson would return at all.
Goodson was arrested in May for weapons and drug charges.
“Again, you know what? I know where he is and all that stuff and I guess that’s all I’m going to leave it at,” Ryan said after his first practice, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.
When asked earlier about Goodson, he replied: “I said what I said about Mike, and I’m just going to leave it at that. I don’t really want to get into the specifics and what I know and all that kind of stuff.”
Goodson’s agent referred to the reason as “attending to personal matters,” but usually if the team knows it’s a short-term absence, they’ll get that word out.
Now, until they say, people will be left to wonder.