A gun-possession charge against former Jets running back Mike Goodson will be dropped by prosecutors, according to nj.com. Goodson's co-defendant in the case pleaded guilty and admitted that the gun was his. He said Goodson had no knowledge that the gun was in the car when police searched the vehicle. The Jets released Goodson after he failed to show up for minicamp prior to the beginning of last season.
The Jets have released veteran running back Mike Goodson after he failed to show up to minicamp on Tuesday. General manager John Idzik told the Newark Star-Ledger that he was released with the designation "left squad." "Obviously, it's disappointing," Idzik said. "Like we do with all of our players, we gave Mike, we feel in good conscience, every opportunity here with the Jets. Unfortunately, it didn't work out. So we made the move, ultimately, that we felt was best for the team." Goodson is facing weapons charges stemming from an arrest last year. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season and later tore his ACL.
Mike Goodson was not in attendance at Jets minicamp on Tuesday, fueling speculation that he won't be a part of the roster this season. The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta seems to think so, posting on Twitter that "[i]t's a matter of when -- not if -- the Jets part ways with Mike Goodson." Goodson tore his ACL last season and had an off-field incident last spring that is still caught up in the courts. He would enter camp behind Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell if he did show up.
The Jets have to figure out who will get the majority of carries this season out of Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Daryl Richardson, Alex Green and Mike Goodson, reports ESPN. The report says two of them likely won't make the team, but figuring out the carries could be tough. Johnson averaged 18 rushes per game in his six seasons with the Titans. Ivory averaged 12 per game last season as the Jets' leading rusher. Powell averaged 11 last season. That's a total of 41 rushes for their top three backs. "Everybody's goal is to put wins on the board," said Johnson. "We're not really worried about the carries, who's going to play this down and that down. We've all just got one focus and that's winning."
Jets running back Mike Goodson was due in court Monday in the weapons possession case against him, but the hearing was postponed, reports The Star-Ledger. Goodson is now scheduled to appear in court June 12.
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