Jets RB Goodson facing drug, weapons charges

Jets RB Goodson facing drug, weapons charges

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is facing drug and weapons charges after a New Jersey traffic stop.

State police say Goodson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Garant Evans, 31, of Roselle. Police found them stopped in the left lane of Interstate 80 in Denville at about 3:15 a.m. Friday.

Sgt. Adam Grossman says both men were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and three weapons charges stemming from a handgun found in the vehicle.

Evans also is charged with DWI, multiple traffic violations and weapons possession with a prior felony.

Both men are held pending transfer to the Morris County jail.

Goodson played three seasons for Carolina and one for Oakland before the Jets signed him to a 3-year deal in the offseason.

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