05/17/2013 01:34 pm ET

Mike Goodson Arrested: Jets Running Back Busted On Weapon Charges, Drug Possession

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New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested in New Jersey on Friday morning for weapons charges and drug possession, as first reported by News 12.

According to the report, Goodson "and a companion" were found in an SUV intoxicated on Route 80 in Denville, N.J.

Police spokesman Lt. Stephen Jones told USA TODAY Sports that Goodson was charged with possession of a loaded firearm and simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Will Brinson of reported that New Jersey State Police officers said Goodson was the passenger and the driver was charged with DUI. News 12 identified the driver as Garret Evans.

The Jets signed Goodson to a three-year deal worth $6.9 million in March.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is facing drug and weapons charges after a New Jersey traffic stop.

State police say Goodson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Garant Evans of Roselle. Police found them stopped in the left lane of Interstate 80 in Denville at about 3:15 a.m. Friday.

Sgt. Adam Grossman says both men were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and three weapons charges stemming from a handgun found in the vehicle.

Evans also is charged with DWI, multiple traffic violations and weapons possession with a prior felony.

Both men are held pending transfer to the Morris County jail.

Goodson played three seasons for Carolina and one for Oakland before the Jets signed him to a three-year deal in the offseason.



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