The Jets’ new running back, Mike Goodson, has joined the team’s Tuesday practice, his first since getting arrested early in the morning of May 17.
Goodson, who is currently involved in drug and gun charges following a traffic stop, will finally get to show the team that signed him to a three-year, $6.9 million deal in March, what he can bring to the team—that is if his not-guilty plead sticks. Goodson has claimed that the gun, which was found in the car by police, doesn’t belong to him.
Goodson sat out the first week of organized team activities (voluntary) to deal with his legal issues. He met with team officials on May 20 to discuss his situation, and the organization decided to take a wait-and-see approach with Goodson and his case, but they remain confident that Goodson will be cleared of his gun and drug charges. The thing is that this pending case could possibly take months to play out.
The running back’s next hearing is on June 12, which will interfere with the Jets’ mandatory minicamp.