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    After arrest, questions raised about why Jets signed Mike Goodson


    In four NFL seasons, Mike Goodson has totaled 160 carries for 722 yards and three touchdowns, with seven fumbles. Those arenít exactly the kinds of numbers that would seem to justify the three-year, $6.9 million contract the Jets gave him this offseason.
    And thatís before we get into his off-field problems.
    Goodson was arrested last week on drug and weapons charges, and that kind of issue arising apparently came as no surprise from NFL people who knew Goodsonís background. ESPNNewYork.com quotes a scout from another team saying of the Jets, ďDo these guys do background checks?Ē The Jets say they do, in fact, investigate players before signing them, although they declined to comment specifically on Goodsonís past.

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    The New York Jets, never shy about acquiring players with off-the-field issues, conducted a thorough background check on troubled cornerback Aaron Berry before signing him Monday to a two-year contract, according to Rex Ryan.

    "We feel Aaron has a chance to be successful on and off the field here," said Ryan, who met with Berry last Friday at the Jets' facility. "If we didn't believe that, then we wouldn't have brought him here."

    Berry, 24, was cut July 23 by the Detroit Lions after being arrested twice in the span of one month. He was accused of pointing a gun at three people in a parking lot in Harrisburg, Pa., and he also was arrested for drunk driving. He was suspended three games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.
    Apr 2011
    Even if the NFL lockout doesn't prevent third-round pick Kenrick Ellis from playing for the New York Jets, the lockup might, the New York Post reported Saturday.

    With the 94th overall pick in the NFL draft Friday night, the Jets took Ellis, a nose tackle from Hampton University who has more baggage than LaGuardia Airport. The massive 6-foot-4, 346-pounder is a space eater who will take up the middle of the Jets defensive line . . . if he's not in prison.

    Ellis was arrested a year ago after a campus altercation and is facing a felony charge, according to the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press. He faces a July 12 jury trial and a possible 20 years in prison.

    He ended up at Hampton after being kicked off the team at South Carolina following two years as a Gamecock, reportedly for failing drug tests.

    The Jets said they did their homework and found Ellis to be transparent and honest, and are satisfied that he doesn't have character issues.

    "We did rigorous background on him," said general manager Mike Tannenbaum, who would not discuss the legal situation. "We met with him. Based on all the information we have, we were comfortable taking him."

    There is not much information available on the incident, but two online reports said Ellis broke a man's jaw and nose. He sat out the first game of last season.

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    Nice 6 kids from 3 different women, I guess he fits in well with the Jets, I believe Cromartie has 7 or 8 from several women, hopefully no foot fetish.
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