Former Jets running back Mike Goodson was a no-show at his scheduled court appearance on Thursday. Goodson was set to appear at Morris County Superior Court in New Jersey on drug and weapon charges.
As Darryl Slater of The Star-Ledger reports, the player’s attorney, Alfred Gellene, said that Smart was unable to land a flight from Texas because of financial difficulties. ESPNNewYork.com’s Jane McManus adds that Goodson faces up to ten years in prison if found guilty on the weapon charges and could also be arrested if he fails to attend his July 24th hearing.
About a week ago, some of Goodson’s former Jets teammates expressed their concern for the player’s well-being. No one in the organization had heard from the 27-year-old throughout minicamp.
Let’s see what else is going on around the AFC…
- The Chiefs have claimed defensive back Brandon Jones from the Chargers, the team announced (via Twitter). San Diego waived Jones on Wednesday.
- Bengals wideout Cobi Hamilton has a good chance of making the final roster, opines ESPN.com’s Coley Harvey. The former sixth-round pick will likely be competing with veteran Brandon Tate and rookies James Wright and Colin Lockett.
- ESPN.com’s Bills writer Mike Rodak gives quarterback Jeff Tuel an 80 percent chance of making the team. Tuel showed some talent in minicamp while his main challenge for the third quarterback spot, veteran Dennis Dixon, did not.