Jets' Mike Goodson ready to practice next week
Jets running back Mike Goodson is ready to start volunteering.
Goodson will be with the team and ready to practice on Tuesday, his lawyer confirmed to Newsday on Friday, after not participating in the first three voluntary OTA workouts the Jets held this week. Goodson was arrested a week ago on five separate weapon and drug charges, including the unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of hollow-point bullets. He pled not guilty to all of them on Wednesday.
"He reported yesterday," said his attorney, Anthony Fusco, said of Goodson's return to the Jets. "He'll be ready to practice."
ESPN New York first reported the likelihood of Goodson's return to the field.
Because of the voluntary nature of the OTAs, the Jets are not commenting on whether Goodson will be on the field for them on Tuesday. It's unclear if the Jets can or will prevent the embattled player from participating in a voluntary workout.
Goodson had been with the team during the past week, meeting with general manager John Idzik and Rex Ryan on Monday. While the rest of the players were on the field, however, Goodson was not participating in the workouts. Jets owner Woody Johnson said the team was still trying to determine the facts of the case earlier this week.
Goodson's next court appearance is scheduled for June 12, which is during the Jets' mandatory minicamp. Goodson signed a three-year, $6.9 million contract with the Jets as a free agent in March.