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Mike Goodson – Beyond Dumb On and Off the Field

Mike Goodson

Former Jets running back Mike Goodson did not show up for a court appearance at the Morris County Superior Court on Thursday on charges related to drug and weapons possession, Jane McManus of ESPN New York reports.

Goodson, who was released by the Jets last week with the designation “left squad,” could be arrested if he fails to appear in court for a July 24 hearing before Judge Mary G. Whipple.

Goodson’s attorney was in court Thursday morning, as was Goodson’s co-defendant, Garant Evans.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Goodson’s acting attorney, Alfred Gellene, said that Goodson was unable to secure a flight from Texas, where he has been since the end of the Jets’ season. The reason for the difficulty was “financial issues” Gellene said, according to the report.

Anthony Fusco, Goodson’s attorney of record, had no further comment.

Goodson was arrested in May 2013 after being found unresponsive in a vehicle found stopped in the left lane of Route 80. Police found an unregistered gun with a hollow-point bullet in the car, and in November both Goodson and Evans were indicted on possession charges.

New Jersey has some of the strictest weapons laws in the country, and Goodson faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

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