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Mike Goodson doesn’t show for Jets’ mandatory minicamp


Mike Goodson, the Jets’ troubled running back, has skipped all of the team’s voluntary work this offseason. And now he’s skipping mandatory work as well.

Goodson was a no-show at the start of today’s mandatory minicamp, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. That means he’s likely to be fined, and it raises further questions about whether he has any future with the team.

The Jets signed Goodson last offseason and he made them regret it almost immediately, with an arrest for possessing marijuana and an illegal weapon, followed by a four-game suspension. When he finally got on the field he lasted just two games before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

At this point, the Jets are probably just about ready to move on from Goodson. With Chris Johnson now on the roster to join running backs Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory, there wasn’t much room in the backfield for Goodson anyway. By no-showing a mandatory minicamp, Goodson is likely sealing his fate.

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36 Responses to “Mike Goodson doesn’t show for Jets’ mandatory minicamp”
  1. casurferho says: Jun 17, 2014 11:35 AM

    What a loser, dump this guy. Is he more interested In being a gang banger, drug addict

  2. ravens2014 says: Jun 17, 2014 11:35 AM

    i have a feeling he will be one of those guys who made a lot of money in the nfl and is somehow broke (or in jail) before he hits 30.

  3. dickshotdogs says: Jun 17, 2014 11:36 AM

    Let me be first to state the obvious. Idiot. I’m sorry that I lack any originality.

  4. robkeezy says: Jun 17, 2014 11:37 AM

    Cut him, save $1.2 million. He’s a solid RB, but you don’t need someone on the team who has that type of attitude, when you’re trying to rebuild the culture of that organization. He only costs $60K in dead money. Sayonara, pal!

  5. dentak says: Jun 17, 2014 11:38 AM

    Sometimes, as hard as it may be to understand, some guys really don’t have playing at the top of their priorities. Its not a character flaw, its just the reality. You do what’s important to you, not what you say is. Smoking weed and riding around with an illegal gun is more important right now.

  6. Patskrieg dot com says: Jun 17, 2014 11:42 AM

    Almost every other RB on their roster is way better than Goodson. If he’s trying to get cut he’s doing them a favor.

  7. redislander10 says: Jun 17, 2014 11:45 AM

    I would just like to know who is giving this guy advice? No way he should still be on the team by next week.

  8. jimthebuilder27 says: Jun 17, 2014 11:47 AM

    Moron. You know how many people out there would love to have the opportunity you have in getting paid to play a football game?!

    Answer: A LOT!!

  9. heinz0057 says: Jun 17, 2014 11:48 AM

    This could be one way to get back some of their wasted money. Fine him for all days missed, then cut him.

  10. raiderrob21 says: Jun 17, 2014 11:52 AM

    Im confused???? Who does he think he is???
    Let me get this right, Mike Goodson is holding out?????

  11. cottonjoe says: Jun 17, 2014 11:54 AM


  12. keylimelight says: Jun 17, 2014 11:56 AM

    Looks like he has completely given up. Bet he wasn’t celebrating with his father on Father’s Day. No positive influence or guiding hand. Who can reach out to him?

  13. patriotsarespygaters says: Jun 17, 2014 12:00 PM

    the jests circus … maybe he didnt want to talk bad about the patriots

  14. rubicon202 says: Jun 17, 2014 12:02 PM

    Thank goodness raiders off-loaded him back then. Good back but I suppose he likes that fast life is better?

  15. chizzle20 says: Jun 17, 2014 12:06 PM


  16. flaccoishermanmunster says: Jun 17, 2014 12:35 PM

    who is he?

  17. thelastwordyaheard says: Jun 17, 2014 12:40 PM

    I remember when this guy was in college bragging about how he had $100k in his bank acct. from selling dope.. old habits die hard

  18. damcmp says: Jun 17, 2014 12:44 PM


  19. grndizzle says: Jun 17, 2014 12:45 PM

    What a waste of talent.

  20. 1uniquename says: Jun 17, 2014 12:48 PM

    Once the Jets cut him I hope nobody gives him another chance, a chance of a lifetime and he would rather smoke pot and hang out on the corner doing god knows what. Blacklist please.

  21. ariani1985 says: Jun 17, 2014 12:50 PM

    Come join the circus in green Bay!

  22. jetsfaninindy says: Jun 17, 2014 12:56 PM

    He was getting cut anyway. Who is to say he
    didn’t have this worked out with the team prior.
    With Ivory and Johnson , he wasn’t going
    to get any carries.

  23. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 17, 2014 12:57 PM

    Pre training camp cut.

    There’s some undrafted rookie they’ll replace him with at nfl minimum who will work his ass off for the shot.

  24. jimthebuilder27 says: Jun 17, 2014 1:08 PM

    You could always join the Vikings! They’ll need someone to backup AP when he gets hurt and then you can be a star! LOL!!!

  25. jimmysee says: Jun 17, 2014 1:46 PM

    He has more important things to do!

  26. waldoampere says: Jun 17, 2014 2:01 PM

    Don’t you guys know who he is? He’s Mike Goodson, dammit. Mike Freakin Goodson. So back off.

  27. jetfanfolife says: Jun 17, 2014 2:18 PM

    Mike Vick’s probably is his role model…no wonder

  28. cannonballdookie says: Jun 17, 2014 2:58 PM

    What a waste of a completely mediocre career. There’s no reason why he should be on the Jets roster right now.

  29. nomoreseasontix says: Jun 17, 2014 3:07 PM

    He was ok for Oakland. Nothing special.
    I don’t see how he could be worth the headache if they have other options.

  30. bucsorbust says: Jun 17, 2014 3:17 PM

    How do you ensure perfect attendance at camp? Give them the choice…come to work, or report downtown for a urinalysis. That should do it.

  31. notthetroll says: Jun 17, 2014 3:39 PM

    Haha bye.

  32. motsuret06 says: Jun 17, 2014 4:29 PM

    Wasted talent. He should never have been drafted by the clueless as usual Carolina Panthers management staff. That has been proven.

  33. patriotsarespygaters says: Jun 17, 2014 5:15 PM

    Jets dont want to cut him because they are afraid the patriots will make him a hurt them

  34. peepeetoucher says: Jun 18, 2014 1:11 AM

    Its sad enough that millions of americans struggle with addiction but its especially sad when god gave you enough talent to make it to the NFL and you still can’t overcome it and get sober. I hope everyone prays for him rather than make stupid lame jokes or comments.

  35. jetfanfolife says: Jun 18, 2014 4:59 AM

    YES! I am tied with the first comment with 12 thumbs down! Keep em coiming because Mike Vick really is the worse signing for this franchise

  36. arrow43050 says: Jun 18, 2014 8:25 AM

    I had no idea Goodson was still on the team. His production will be sorely missed and is almost irreplaceable. Or not.

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