Mike Goodson will be counted on in Marty Mornhinweg's new offense. Credit: Getty Images Mike Goodson played for the Raiders last season and was expected to play a prominent role in 2013.
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Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested early Friday morning on Route 80 West in Denville, N.J. for possession of a loaded handgun and marijuana.

Around 3 a.m. on Friday morning, a tow-truck driver pulled along a grey Yukon driven by Garant Evans of Roselle, N.J. in which Goodson was the passenger. The vehicle had stopped in the left-center lane of the four-way highway, located roughly 20 minutes from the Jets' facility. Evans was was charged with driving under the influence. Goodson was taken for evaluation to nearby St. Clare’s Hospital.

A handgun was found in the vehicle after the police did a search.


Goodson was released from his cell at Morris County Jail around 6 p.m. on Friday evening and after he posted $50,000 bail. The delay had nothing to do with Goodson being held for medical reasons and was merely due to him waiting for the bail to be posted.

The state police found a “small amount of marijuana” on Goodson’s body, per the police statement on the incident. Evans was taken to the local state police barracks in Netcong, N.J. and was processed. His bail was set at $150,000.

According the police release, both Evans and Goodson were charged with possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a loaded handgun and possession of hollow-point ammunition.

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