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Ex-Jets RB Mike Goodson doesn't show up for court hearing

Unemployed NFL player is a no-show Aaron Wilson

Print This June 30, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Former New York Jets running back Mike Goodson remains in trouble with the law.

And he's no closer to resolving his legal issues after failing to show up in court on drug and weapons chaqrges

Cut by the Jets last week with a left squad designation, Goodson could be arrested if he doesn't appear for a July 24 court hearing.

His lawyer cited financial reasons in explaining why Goodson didn't travel from Texas to make it to court.

When he was arrested last year, Goodson was passed out in his car on a highway with an unregistered gun with a hollow-point bullet.

Signed to a three-year, $6.9 million contract last year, Goodson played in just two games and tore his anteiror cruciate ligament.

He was cut when he skipped a mandatory minicamp.

"We're in the human business," Jets general manager John Idzik said. "We certainly do our due diligence. You can do as much research as you can, but you're really not going to know for sure until you get that individual in your organization and try to acclimate them to what you want to do."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
 

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