Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Mike Goodson (23) prays before the first half prior to facing the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Goodson rejects plea deal over weapons charges

New York Jets running back Mike Goodson has entered a plea of not guilty at an arraignment over weapons charges, stemming from an arrest in May, report ProFootballTalk.

Goodson had been arrested in the early morning of May 17 when he was found stopped in the middle of an intersection. Goodson and another man were found by police to be intoxicated, and a handgun was discovered in the glove compartment.

He had previously entered the same plea in front of a grand jury, who handed down an indictment on a second-degree charge of unlawful possession of a handgun, along with a fourth-degree charge for possession of a hollow point bullet. The New York Daily News reports hat his lawyer said Goodson rejected a plea offered by prosecutors.

Goodson faces a minimum of three years and a maximum of 10 years in jail if he is convicted on the second-degree charge, while accepting the plea would have guaranteed a one year prison sentence. He served a four-game suspension as a result of the indictment before tearing his ACL and MCL upon his return to the team.

 

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