The Jets can’t recover money from Goodson unless he’s still on the roster. That’s why the Falcons never released Mike Vick after he was incarcerated for dogfighting in 2007; to recover bonus money paid to Vick (and to get the cap credit that goes along with it), the Falcons had to hold their nose and refrain from cutting Vick. – PFT
Jets RB Mike Goodson will appear in court tomorrow and plead not guilty to all charges, according to his lawyer Tony Fusco. #nyj
Mike also has his hearing during the Jets first mini-camp:
The key date in the process comes on June 12, when Goodson will have a pre-trial hearing. As pointed out by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, that falls in the middle of the team’s mandatory minicamp. If Goodson misses practice to attend the hearing, the Jets could penalize Goodson, at a minimum with a fine. – PFT
So my initial gut reaction (and I mean seconds after it happened – listen to it on the JetsBlog Podcast) was to cut the RB if the gun and drugs were his. Now that I had a couple of days to digest the news, Mike is claiming that the gun with hollow points were not his. You know what: I believe him.
Seth Walder from the NY Daily news was tweeting some interesting facts about the case earlier today: