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NY Jets Running Back

ARRESTED

Drugs & Guns

5/17/2013 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0517_mike_goodson_jetsNew York Jets running back Michael Goodson was arrested in New Jersey early this morning after cops say the 25-year-old was in possession of weed and a loaded handgun.

According to cops, Goodson -- who was signed by the Jets during the off-season to compete for the starting RB job -- was a passenger in an SUV that was parked along Route 80 in Denville, NJ.

Cops say both Goodson and the driver of the vehicle appeared WASTED when they approached the vehicle.

During the encounter, cops say Goodson was found to be in possession of weed (less than 50 grams) -- PLUS a loaded .45 caliber and hollow-point bullets.

FYI --  a hollow-point bullet is used to create maximum damage to its intended target ... and in NJ hollow-points are not allowed to be carried around in public, with few exceptions.

Cops say both Goodson and the driver were so intoxicated that they were both transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The driver of the SUV was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

According to local reports, both Goodson and the driver were released from the hospital and into the custody of the NJ State Police. They're both still in custody.

If you're unfamiliar with Michael Goodson -- it's probably because he only has 3 career TDs.

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31.

USA#1    

Typical for another NFL player. Plus the NBA and you have entire leagues full of rapists, murderers, drug dealers, woman beaters, drunk drivers, and just overall ghetto thugs.

502 days ago
32.

leon    

It was quiet for a few weeks this winter. No football players getting into trouble. . I wonder what his GPA was in college? Did he ever graduate?

502 days ago
33.

liswat    

Dirt bag. Just showing the way his kind lives.

502 days ago
34.

NOT ELMO    

NY Jets Running Back
ARRESTED
Drugs & Guns...................I AM SOOO PROUD OF YOU !, THIS COULDN'T HAPPEN TO A BETTER GUY THAN YOU !

502 days ago
35.

Sian    

And TimTebow was bad news? Jets are showing their tru colors

502 days ago
36.

JK lazar    

It never ends........ carry a gun.... some drugs... I'm pretty cool now ! All the big money and all the fame ... Yes, it's what I do ! Each year, the NFL comes into camp and talks about this stuff... they warn us ... and warn us to watch who we hang with ... another typical case... sad stuff - It's not the way it's supposed to be.... much like Danny Glover talked about on the movie Grand Canyon...

502 days ago
37.

brian    

A black man arrested for drugs and guns? Who'd a thunk it?

502 days ago
38.

laffnbear    

"Stereotype" true.?

502 days ago
39.

thetruth    

wow, you can find the crackheads and junkies rapping and singing and on the sports teams

502 days ago
40.

Eric    

http://www.reverbnation.com/visionaryintheflesh Support an Army Soldier from Alabama that recently returned from Afghanistan and trying to break into the music industry.I have a very unique style.Support a troop.Follow the link please!!!

502 days ago
41.

Toilethead    

Oh, wow. Another thug. BFD.

502 days ago
42.

UNLV1990    

He's a baller, whats the big deal.

502 days ago
43.

Joao    

Yet ANOTHER example that you can take the boy out of the ghetto but you CANNOT take the ghetto out of the boy. If he wasn't playing football he'd be in prison do time for armed robbery... without a doubt.

502 days ago
44.

KD    

Well you know what they say about assuming . . . Perhaps you should look up the high school he grew up in. Very affluent neighborhood and he lived in a gated community. I know because my daughter was a classmate.

501 days ago
45.

Daniel Levy    

Very interesting case from a criminal law point of view. We don't know the facts yet, but Goodson may have a very strong defense. Check out my blog for my analysis: http://www.raffandraff.com/2013/05/20/passenger-arrested-for-possession-of-gundrugs-in-car-a-mike-goodson-case-study/

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