Woody Johnson On Mike Goodson Situation: ‘Truth, Justice And The American Way’
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jets running back Mike Goodson was in attendance at New York’s first OTA practice on Monday morning.
Three days earlier, the Irvington, N.J., native was arrested on drug and weapons charges.
Goodson, who signed a three-year deal with the Jets on March 15, didn’t practice with the team. He didn’t even watch, leagues sources told ESPN.
But he did have some conversations with team officials.
“We’re trying to win games and do the right thing,” Jets owner Woody Johnson told reporters. “Truth, justice and the American way. We live by it, we really do. We have a strong credo, very proud people, very intelligent people that work in our building. We want to avoid the avoidable and I think we do a good job.”
Goodson was new general manager John Idzik’s first free-agent signing with the organization. Last week was rough for Idzik and Gang Green, as another one of Idzik’s key free-agent signings — David Garrard — unexpectedly decided to hang up his pads and retire.
Goodson has been charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of hollow-point ammunition, possession of a loaded handgun and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
He spent roughly 12 hours in jail before being released.
Last Friday, Jets brass said that they were gathering information about the arrest. Johnson said that they were still investigating as of Monday, and no decision has been made on what will transpire from this point forward.
“We’re at a point of investigating the facts,” Johnson said. “John Idzik met with him this morning, he’ll meet with the coaches today. We’ll try to get the story on what the facts are and go from there.”
The fourth-year player appeared in 12 games for Oakland in 2012, rushing the ball 35 times for 221 yards and no touchdowns. He also caught 16 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown.
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