Woody Johnson has given a sound bite regarding the due diligence the team is doing on Mike Goodson in the wake of his Friday morning arrest
Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) tweeted at 1:43pm – 20 May 13: Jets owner Woody Johnson tells me Idzik & Rex will interview Goodson on his arrest. “Still in fact-finding mode.” Too early to know fate (View Tweet)
“We’re at a point of investigating the facts. 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. We’re trying to win games and do the right thing. Truth, Justice and the American way. We live by it, we really do.”
From Circus to Comic Books?
Queue the clowns, and by clowns I’m referring to the comedians on twitter making bad jokes. If you can’t find them just search “Jets beat writer” And “Superman”.
I think this is going to be a long drawn out process. Remember when Kenrick Ellis was in trouble with his league issues? I think the Jets will let the league process play out, which means we may see Goodson running the rock as a Jet after all.
If Goodson pleads guilty or is convicted of unlawful possession of a handgun, he will be subject to the Graves Act, a New Jersey law that carries a minimum mandatory sentence of three years. There is a chance the charges could be amended.
New Jersey also has some of the strictest sentencing requirements in the nation for possession of hollow point bullets. If convicted of the charge, Goodson could face a five-year mandatory minimum sentence according to Jenny Carroll, an associate professor of law at Seton Hall Law School, where she teaches criminal law. The gun charge could be dropped for either Goodson or Evans if the police determine who it belonged to, but Carroll said both occupants of a vehicle can still be found guilty of charges relating to one gun or hollow point bullets under a clause called constructive possession. Via Cimini on ESPN