Probably in both their best interests to play dumb. Just because it wasn't one guy's gun doesn't mean you can convict the other guy.
Guess it depends on where the gun was found inside the car. If it was stashed away someplace, I guess he can make a case that he didn't know about it. Any intrepid souls out there live near the Netcong state police barracks and feel like going and reading the incident report, which are public records in NJ?
Huh. This is weird. Who the he11's car was it? And Evans and Goodson are not old friends.
http://www.pnj.com/usatoday/article/2347749Fusco said the vehicle was not registered to either Goodson or Evans, whom Fusco said have only known one another for about three weeks. Evans' attorney, Joe Afflito, said he's also been told the car was not registered to Evans.
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The lawyer for New York Jets running back Mike Goodson told USA TODAY Sports his client will enter a plea of not guilty to charges of gun and drug possession on Wednesday stemming from an arrest on Friday.
New Jersey-based attorney Tony Fusco said Goodson told him he was unaware there was a gun in "the front area of the SUV" that was discovered by police who searched the vehicle that was allegedly stopped in the left-center lane of Route 80 shortly after 3 a.m. Friday. Fusco also said Goodson told him the gun belonged to the driver, a man whom police identified as Garant Evans.
Fusco said Goodson told him he did not have any drugs or paraphernalia on his person and did not know there were drugs in the car.
"He was out partying. He was drunk, there's no question about that," Fusco said of Goodson, who was taken by ambulance to the hospital because of his level of intoxication. "But he wasn't driving, and the gun and drugs did not belong to him."
Fusco said the vehicle was not registered to either Goodson or Evans, whom Fusco said have only known one another for about three weeks. Evans' attorney, Joe Afflito, said he's also been told the car was not registered to Evans.
Asked if the gun was registered or belonged to Evans, Afflito said he didn't have any information on that issue. Afflito hasn't had a chance to speak to his client, who is still in custody, but had his bail reduced from $150,000 to $75,000 Tuesday.
Evans has a prior conviction on drug charges.
Goodson is facing five charges: drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a loaded gun, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of hollow-point bullets. The recent free-agent addition, who signed a three-year, $6.9 million contract, got a chance to plead his case to the Jets on Monday. He will now try to convince the courts and perhaps a jury.
"We're trying to win games and do the right thing. Truth, justice and the American way. We live by it, we really do," Jets owner Woody Johnson told reporters upon arriving at the NFL spring meeting. "We have a strong credo, very proud people, very intelligent people that work in our building. We want to avoid the avoidable and I think we do a good job."
who f'ing cares anymore about this guy?
Meh. I'm just interested in what direction Idzik goes with this one (if he ends up having a choice).
Sure - because that's what I said. What I said was - what he did was wrong. It wasn't evil. If you don't understand the moral difference between what Goodson did and, say, rape, assault, theft, or murder . . . well, you might be a redneck, I guess.Yeah, I guess whenever someones offense doesn't harm anyone, we should forget about it, right?
If the kid passed out in the passenger sat of a car ... And the gun/drugs weren't on him ... And the car wasn't his ... I'd think reasonable doubt could be shown
Just cut this clown already. Even if he had "no idea" there was a loaded firearm and narcotics in the car, he's getting **** faced drunk with a convicted felon at 3am. There is nothing good that will come out of that.
I am LMFAO right now!
See how the media sensationalizes stuff? They had Goodson as the bad guy here and were ready to crucify him! All the guy did was catch a ride home with somebody he met 3 weeks ago because he was too drunk to drive. isn't that what everyone tells you to do? Don't drive drunk, let someone else drive? WELL HE DID THAT! What's the problem here?
I really hate the media in this country. It's all tabloid all the time. They don't give a damn for accurate reporting all they care about is SALES!
I hope Goodson is a solid contributor for the Jets this year. The district attorney has absolutely nothing on this guy but public intoxication, which is like what... a $200 fine? NICE JOB SPORTS MEDIA! NOW GO BACK TO REPORTING ON LINDSAY LOHAN YOU CLOWNS!