New York Jets running back Mike Goodson (pictured above) was arrested Friday morning and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a hand gun and possession of a hollow-point bullet, reports the NY Daily News.
At approximately 3:15 a.m. Friday morning, a tow truck came upon an intoxicated Goodson,who was in the passenger seat of a GMC Yukon stopped on Interstate 80 West outside of Denville, New Jersey.
According to the New Jersey State Police, the driver of the tow truck called 911. When police arrived on the scene a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was found inside of the the vehicle.
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The driver, Garant Evans, was given the same charges as well as a DWI charge, possession of a weapon with a prior felony conviction and multiple traffic summonses.
Initially, a team spokesman said the Jets “are aware of the report and are gathering information.” Later, the spokesman added, “This is a pending legal matter.
There will be no further comment until the legal process has run its course.”
Every team holds an annual meeting to review the league’s firearm policies and local regulations, usually in training camp, according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. Under the discipline section, the policy reads, “If you violate a public law covering weapons . . . you are not only subject to discipline, including suspension from playing, but also subject to criminal prosecution.”
After being evaluated at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Goodson was transported to Morris County Jail where his bail was set at $50,000.
Goodson was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers and was traded to the Oakland Raiders last year. He signed a three-year, $6.9 million contract with the Jets in March.