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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  • Paul Newbold

    The Jets need to cut all ties with this guy! He’s been nothing but trouble since they signed him! Any player in this league stupid enough to be involved with guns, booze, hollow point bullets, and drugs, needs to be banned from the game and find another source of income to pay their lawyers. Enough is enough!! 5 game suspension from the league….what a joke!

    • RONBO19

      Thank you Paul. I’ve been saying that since the day he was arrested. I got blasted by guys on the SNY site plus Randy’s Radar who felt he was an innocent victim of circumstance as he supposedly had no knowledge there was a gun in the car. My feeling is he was at the very least guilty by association.As the jets signed him to a decent contract he showed his appreciation by celebrating into the wee hours of the night (or morning ) with a couple of knuckleheads and look where that got him.

      • Paul Newbold

        I’m with you. I caught my share of slack over my stance concerning Goodson. Innocent until proven guilty I’m told. I can agree with that, but you want smart football players on your team. This and many other incidents involving NFL players, screams STUPIDITY!!! Cut him and save the media circus through the court process!!! I believe the same goes for Winslow, though I seem to be in the minority there too! LOL

        • RONBO19

          Not in my mind your not.First of all, Winslow is definitely near the end of his career so assuming the jets are smart enough to eithr draft one of the 4 top TE’s or maybe sign one of the better F.A’s clearly Winslow’s ship has sailed in Jetville. Throw in the latest headlines and yes, its time to cut bait with both of these guys.