Another day another dumb jock busted by the cops!
Via NYDailyNews reports:
Jets running back Mike Goodson remained in a Morris County Jail after being slapped with weapons and drug charges early Friday morning.
According to the New Jersey State Police, Goodson was in the passenger seat of a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of Interstate 80 West near mile post 39 in Denville, N.J. at 3:15 Friday morning, when a tow truck came upon them and called 911. New Jersey State Police say a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was found in the vehicle.
Goodson, who police say appeared to be intoxicated, was evaluated and transported to Saint Clare’s Hospital before he was released to the Netcong station for processing. He was then assigned to Morris County Jail. His bail was set at $50,000.
Goodson was charged with possession of maryjane, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet.
The driver, Garant Evans, was given the same charges as well as a DWI charge, possession of a weapon with a prior felony conviction and multiple traffic summonses.
A team spokesperson said the Jets “are aware of the report and are gathering information.”
Goodson played at Texas A&M and was selected in the fourth-round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders last year.
The Jets signed Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract in March. His deal with the Jets included a guaranteed $1 million signing bonus.
Hollow-point bullets flatten on impact, causing greater damage to tissue than full-metal jacket bullets. An employee of the Westside Rifle and Pistol Range said hollow-point bullets are favored by law-enforcement agencies because they don’t pass through targets, reducing the risk of accidental injuries to bystanders.
The gun range employee, who would only identify himself as “John,” said hollow-point bullets would not typically be used for target practice. “It is a very expensive bullet,” he said.
SMH. When are these athletes going to learn? WTF you need with hollow points? Save that ish for your security!