According to News 12 , New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested early this morning for drug possession and weapon charges. It appears that Goodson was found passed out in his car which was pulled off on the side of the freeway.
When the police stopped to inquire as to why there were people sleeping in the car, they found more than they bargained for.
Sources say Goodson and a companion were found intoxicated in an SUV along Route 80 in Denville. Authorities have not said why the car was stopped on the highway.
Goodson was being taken to a hospital when authorities discovered marijuana in his possession. Officers searching the SUV also found a loaded 45-caliber handgun.
Both Goodson and his companion, identified as Garret Evans, were taken to a hospital for an evaluation. They were then released to State Police custody and transported to the Netcong barracks.
Goodson signed a three-year-contract with the Jets in March and it is safe to say that this isn’t the best way to begin with a new squad.
The Irvington, NJ native was drafted in the fourth round by the Carolina Panthers. He spent the first three seasons of his career with the Panthers before playing last season as Darren McFadden’s understudy in Oakland.
Goodson is currently in Morris County jail with bail set at $50,000.