FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday he hasn't heard a word from Mike Goodson, who hasn't attended any of the eight organize team activity practices, but he "definitely" expects the troubled running back to show up for next week's minicamp based on the fact that it's mandatory. Any player that skips a mandatory minicamp is subject to a stiff fine.
Goodson is dealing with issues beyond football, including a gun-possession charge stemming from an arrest last May in New Jersey.
A hearing scheduled for Thursday morning in Morris County Superior Court was postponed until June 26, the court said Wednesday. The postponement was requested by the attorney of the co-defendant, Garant Evans. Goodson was the passenger in a vehicle driven by Evans, who also was charged with gun possession. They were arrested when their car was found at 3:15 a.m. in the middle of a highway in New Jersey. Both were intoxicated, according to police. The police also found a handgun loaded with a hollow-point bullet in the glove compartment.
Goodson was indicted last November on a second-degree charge for unlawful possession of a weapon and a fourth-degree charge for the hollow-point bullet. He's also rehabbing from major knee surgery. He has two years remaining on his contract, but his roster spot is in jeopardy.