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RB Mike Goodson indicted on weapons charges stemming from May arrest

Jets running back Mike Goodson wipes the sweat

Jets running back Mike Goodson wipes the sweat off his head during practice in Florham Park. (May 30, 2013) Credit: AP

Mike Goodson has been indicted on two weapons charges stemming from his May 17 arrest, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Morris County (N.J.) prosecutor's office.

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced that Goodson and Garant Evans were indicted after an investigation revealed that they allegedly possessed firearms and illegal ammunition. Goodson, 26, who is currently rehabbing an ACL injury, and Evans, 32, were indicted on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon (second degree) and unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon (fourth degree). 

At 3:15 a.m. on May 17, New Jersey State Police responded to a vehicle that was stopped in the center lane of Route 80 West in Denville. During the police investigation, a loaded Taurus .45 caliber handgun was found in the glove box. One of the rounds of ammunition in the handgun was a hollow point bullet.

Evans, the driver of the car, also was charged with "certain persons not to have a weapon" (second degree) because he was previously convicted of possession of drugs with an intent to distribute. He and Goodson also are facing drug charges as well.

Goodson was expected to be an integral part of the Jets' offense this season after signing a three-year, $6.9 million deal. But he missed the first four games of the season due to a suspension by the NFL and he later tore his ACL in just his second game with the Jets.

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