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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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1.

Nikki    

First!

422 days ago
2.

DaDa    

Our Raider shining thru! LoL

422 days ago
3.

Tommy Karate    

LOL, aren't the weed and guy part of the NFL orientation package that goes out to all players during preseason?

422 days ago
4.

cindy    

Nothing to see here folks. Just an example of the simple mind of the ghetto life.

422 days ago
5.

Gridiron    

To quote the old and wise Fred G. Sanford "You big dummy!"

422 days ago
6.

KAH    

If i was talented enough to play pro football I'd make damn sure I didn't do something to mess it up. Fool. Some of athletes need to get their heads out of their rears and stop thinking they're untouchable.

422 days ago
7.

CJfan    

Hey TMZ, what's up with Lindsey?

422 days ago
8.

janet    

Thats why it's called the National Felon League. Plaxico Buress anyone. He shot himself in the leg with his gun he brought from Jersey to NYC over state lines. Federal. 3 years jail there.


This is not going to go well.

422 days ago
9.

RunnerGirl    

what an idiot - and this is scary - a .45 is a big booming gun! and he obviously has had ZERO training with using a firearm. what a ****ing idiot

422 days ago
10.

Kev the Realist    

Just another stupiud young kid who obviously got no parental guidance growing up. How many more of these kids will go to jail and blow a potential career. Where the hell are the role models?????

422 days ago
11.

Vikingjunior    

Do you think he will make the team?

422 days ago
12.

There's a problem here    

You can take the boy out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy.

422 days ago
13.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

NFL = National Felony League

422 days ago
14.

MadTatter    

What they were parked on the side of the road for? They were practically begging cops to come sniff em' out. I take all precautions necessary when carrying my guns and weed and crack n' stuff

422 days ago
15.

JerseyDevil    

What are the chances the gun was licensed? 0%!!!! Somebody might be doing a little time.

422 days ago
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