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Jets’ Mike Goodson indicted on weapons charge

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Jets running back Mike Goodson has been indicted on a charge that he possessed firearms and illegal ammunition, the prosecutor’s office in Morris, New Jersey, announced today.

The indictment stems from the May 17 incident in which New Jersey State Police found Goodson and Garant Evans, who was also indicted, in a car that had a Taurus .45 caliber handgun loaded with a hollow point bullet.

Goodson was indicted on charges of second degree unlawful possession of a weapon and fourth degree prohibited weapons and devices.

Following the arrest the Jets kept Goodson away for most of the offseason, and he was suspended for the first four games of the season. When he finally made his Jets debut in October he played well, but he was lost for the season to a knee injury in his second game.

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  1. steelhammer92 says: Nov 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    Before everyone freaks out by the “hollow point bullets” part… Hollow point bullets are perfectly legal. They are not these mythical armor piercing, cop killing bullets as the media portrays. There are numerous types of bullet makeups, and hollow point is simply one of them.

  2. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 7, 2013 4:10 PM

    Haha! Anyone else notice how he isn’t a Steeler?

  3. craniator says: Nov 7, 2013 4:13 PM

    When the Dolphins have issues , everyone wants to pile on and it the scandal of the century , but when the Jets have a problem . . . .
    . . . . ho hum (yawn) , the Jets are being . . . well , the Jets :-)

  4. pftfollower says: Nov 7, 2013 4:14 PM

    And for the record you in New Jersey it is only legal to buy hollow point, transport it to your property, and have it at your property. That’s it. So his possession of hollow point was illegal. If you are a gun person, take the time to read the laws. The east ain’t the west brother

  5. thelastbesthope says: Nov 7, 2013 4:17 PM

    Tebow was a distraction. So the Jets brought in Goodson.

  6. jerseyshoregiant says: Nov 7, 2013 4:30 PM

    Better have himself a good lawyer.

  7. jeremycrowhurst says: Nov 7, 2013 4:51 PM

    Not his car, he wasn’t driving, and apparently the gun was in the back seat. Not really that strong of a case, I’m afraid.

  8. dlk47823 says: Nov 7, 2013 5:15 PM

    craniator- We only care about relevant teams. The Dolphins are not one of them. The Jets are a playoff team…..again!

  9. jacunn2000 says: Nov 7, 2013 5:17 PM

    God Bless Texas.

  10. wvuandsteelers says: Nov 7, 2013 5:25 PM

    In Georgia, we call that a good start.

  11. 1964bclions says: Nov 7, 2013 5:31 PM

    steelhammer92 says: Nov 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    Before everyone freaks out by the “hollow point bullets” part… Hollow point bullets are perfectly legal. They are not these mythical armor piercing, cop killing bullets as the media portrays. There are numerous types of bullet makeups, and hollow point is simply one of them.
    ———————————————————

    EXACTLY! Well stated and a great point!

  12. nyneal says: Nov 7, 2013 5:41 PM

    With all the publicity the Dolphin story is getting and stories like this one get, let me make a statement which I think is true. Many NFL players are just not too bright. They skate through high school and then college because they are gifted athletes, but in many cases, their education consists of what they learned on the streets. I listened to Mike Wallace of the Dolphins speak on what’s going on there, and I was straining to understand what he was saying. He sounds like a complete dope. Many former NFL players who somehow get jobs in broadcasting are the same way. So — why should we be surprised when we learn they do things like drop thousands of dollars at restaurants or “gentlemen clubs”, or carry loaded weapons in their cars? The most astonishing thing to me is how shocked people are when they hear about these things. I love football and have loved the NFL for over 50 years. But if I’ve learned anything at all about the players in that time, it’s that they often do stupid things. And worse, former players often make excuses for them because they were just as stupid when they played.

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 7, 2013 6:13 PM

    nyneal says:

    With all the publicity the Dolphin story is getting and stories like this one get, let me make a statement which I think is true. Many NFL players are just not too bright.
    ___________________

    I think you’re being kind with your assessment. From what I can many NFL players has a lower IQ than a piece of tree bark.

  14. 1967forever says: Nov 7, 2013 6:42 PM

    He probably took the clip out but forgot the round in the chamber. Too bad.

  15. TheWizard says: Nov 7, 2013 6:49 PM

    Around here we grew up shooting hollow points in the smaller rifles. Got some chambered right now, cause in my rural area my guns stay loaded except for cleanings. Got a real low crime rate.

    Screw New Jersey.

  16. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 7, 2013 7:09 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says:

    Haha! Anyone else notice how he isn’t a Steeler?
    ______________________

    Actually what I noticed about the Steelers this week was that in allowing the Pats to score 55 points on them, the Steelers also allowed Brady to tie the league record for number of games of 50 points or more engineered by a quarterback, making it the 6th time he’s done so.

    Enjoy bottom feeding the rest of the season and the Steelers sitting and watching the playoffs.

  17. lbijake says: Nov 7, 2013 7:26 PM

    Thermo nuclear weapons do not kill people, people kill people.

  18. m2karateman says: Nov 7, 2013 8:47 PM

    Stupid laws in New Jersey, apparently. Too bad this poor kid now has to deal with these legal issues for really having done nothing wrong.

    If America was in the shape of the human body, New Jersey would be the butt crack.

  19. backdapack4evr says: Nov 7, 2013 11:29 PM

    Clown show

  20. zeke2517 says: Nov 9, 2013 2:31 PM

    I mean, like, at this point the guy isn’t really even on the team.

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