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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