Mike Goodson misses court hearing, will be arrested if he misses another

AP

The Jets parted ways with running back Mike Goodson recently, but his work in New Jersey isn’t done quite yet.

Goodson still has the weapons and drug possession case that led to a four-game suspension last season working through the legal system and there was a court date on the matter scheduled for Thursday. Goodson was not present for the hearing, however, as he wasn’t able to arrive from Texas in time to be in attendance.

The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Goodson’s attorney blamed “financial issues” for his client’s inability to be in court and Judge Mary Gibbons Whipple set a date of July 24 for the next hearing. She also ruled that another failure to appear will have ramifications.

“If he’s not here for the next court date, he’s going to be arrested,” Whipple said.

Goodson’s attorney said he was under the impression that his client would be at the hearing and opted not to comment on why Goodson would be experiencing financial difficulties severe enough to keep him from making the trip given his earnings as a professional football player. He also said he wasn’t sure if Goodson planned to continue that career and the odds are long that he’ll have a lot of suitors before or after wrapping up his legal business.

11 responses to “Mike Goodson misses court hearing, will be arrested if he misses another

  1. “…given his earnings as a professional football player”? Earnings aren’t the issue. The issue is his spending as a professional football player. Income minus Outflow equals Financial Situation.

  2. What The hell Is Wrong With This Joker!

    What a waste. Given a gift by God and wasted because of the Devil.

  3. Why do these guy continue to express their non accountability and lack of reasonability of what they have.

  4. “t another failure to appear will have ramifications.”
    translated he’s going to get his hands slapped and given a continuance.

  5. What is wrong with this guy? I mean this shouldnt have been as big an issue as it is. By all accounts he should do jail time. Doesnt show up to OTAs then doesnt show up to court, which was his reason for missing OTAs lol. Never seen a player loose everything because the wrong guy drove him to the ER before. Wanted to see him come back but now Im glad the JETS cut him. I hope he can get his life together because he just wasted one heck of a life for nothing.

  6. The “ramifications” involve the asterisk guy from the phone commercial tracking him down and kicking him in the kneecaps.

  7. Man, what a waste of awesome talent!! When the Jets picked him up. I was happy because I new the kind of wheels on this guy!!! He can fly!! I figured he’d get his life in order and be a really, really good Back for the Jets!! And he is really good at Football!! What a wast!! Good luck man!!

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