New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is still in a heap of trouble after he was arrested on drug and weapons charges earlier this week, but the heap keeps on getting bigger. Goodson’s attorney said earlier this week that his client would be fighting the charges against him and essentially said Goodson was innocent of virtually every charge against him.
New Jersey police beg to differ. According to USA Today, police say that Goodson “was incoherent, slobbering and had vomited all over himself as well as the interior of the vehicle,” and they also mention that marijuana was found in the running back’s pocket as well.
Police said they found a baggie of marijuana in Goodson’s pants pocket, and a loaded, .45-caliber Taurus Millennium handgun and drug paraphernalia in the car, which driver Garant Evans, 31, of Roselle, N.J., consented to have searched.
Key phrases to pick out of that include ‘baggie of marijuana’ and ‘loaded’ as not only does it appear Goodson himself was loaded at the time of his arrest but his pistol was too and that just adds to the heap of trouble he’s already in with the law.
Currently Goodson faces up to five charges: drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a loaded gun, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of hollow-point bullets. All five are extremely serious and carry potentially lengthy prison sentences if convicted. Goodson doesn’t have a prior record, according to his defense lawyer, and he’s fully cooperating with all that are inquiring about the incident from the police to the NFL and New York Jets management.