New York Jets RB Mike Goodson was arrested this week on drug and gun charges.
According to Sports Illustrated, Goodson was charged with marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a handgun and possession of hollow point ammunition.
According to Channel 12 New Jersey, Goodson and another person were found in an SUV on the side of a highway in New Jersey at around 3:00 am this morning. Authorities do not know why the vehicle was stopped but did say that the NY Jets RB was very intoxicated at the time. Officers found marijuana on Goodson and when they searched the car they found a loaded 45-caliber handgun.
The NJ State Police write: “Troopers from Netcong station arrested two men for possession of a loaded handgun and marijuana after their vehicle was found stopped in the center-left lane of Rt. 80 early this morning … Garant Evans was the driver of a grey Yukon with Tennesee registration that was stopped in the left center lane of the highway when a tow truck driver came upon them just after 3:00 a.m. today. The tow driver called 911 and an ambulance was dispatched. Troopers arrived and arrested Evans for Driving While Intoxicated.”
Officers determined that Goodson and Evans needed medical attention and had them transferred to St. Clare’s in Denville. Prior to the transport, officers found a small amount of marijuana on Goodson. They then searched the car and found a more marijuana and a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.
The New York Jets running back recently signed a three-year, $6.9 million contract. His bail was set at $50,000.
The Jets have not commented on Goodson’s arrest yet.