A week after the Jets released Mike Goodson after he skipped the team's mandatory minicamp, Goodson was due in Morris County (N.J.) court Thursday to face a status conference for his two weapons charges.
But he didn't make an appearance, and, as the Newark Star Ledger writes, Superior Court judge Mary Gibbons Whipple said that if Goodson doesn't show for his next appearance, he'll be headed to jail.
Mike Goodson’s problematic time as a member of the Jets has come to an end. The Jets released Goodson with the left squad designation Wednesday.
Goodson failed to show up for mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, just the latest in a string of complications since the running back signed with the Jets over a year ago.
“Obviously it’s disappointing,” GM John Idzik said Wednesday. “We gave Mike, we feel in good conscience, every opportunity here with the Jets and unfortunately it didn’t work out so we made the move ultimately that we felt was best for the team.”
This doesn't have much of a fantasy impact with the arrival of Chris Johnson, but it's noteworthy nonetheless. Goodson has talent, but it doesn't matter if he can't keep things together off the field.
Troubled New York Jets running back Mike Goodson, still facing legal issues from an arrest last year, didn’t report Tuesday morning for the start of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp, according to a league source.
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday he hasn't heard a word from RB Mike Goodson, who hasn't attended any of the eight organize team activity practices, but he "definitely" expects the troubled running back to show up for next week's minicamp based on the fact that it's mandatory.