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    Quote Originally Posted by jetrider View Post
    You're talking to the wrong person.

    Try following the thread.

    Not hitting you. Just posted after I read. Sorry if offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmetto defender View Post
    Not hitting you. Just posted after I read. Sorry if offended.
    You didn't offend me, you just missed my point.

    I've been bashing Goodson in every post. Kentucky is defending him by using old timers that partied heavily (as examples).

    I added Ruth to the list but pointed out that it isn't cool anymore, times have changed, etc.

    I didn't compare Goodson to the HOFers, Kentucky did.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas2No99 View Post
    Mike Goodson has history of issues

    By The DICK!

    Two months ago, the New York Jets signed unheralded free-agent running back Mike Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract because they fell in love with his upside: He plays fast.

    Turns out he lives fast, too.

    Goodson's legal issues didn't start with his May 17 arrest in New Jersey on drug and weapons charges, which could result in prison time. In his previous NFL stops, with the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders, his personal life spilled into the courts.

    He was sued for paternity and child support by three women from August 2010 to May 2011, according to court documents in North Carolina and in Texas, where he grew up. He has fathered at least six children with those women, one of whom he lived with for two years, records show.

    One woman, who dropped her initial case, is planning to re-file a paternity action next week, according to her attorney.

    An investigation into Goodson's background uncovered no criminal activity prior to the May 17 arrest, but there has been a string of incidents that have led to legal action against him.

    Goodson didn't pay a $56,465 bill at a Houston-area jewelry store, which included the purchase of a $37,500 Breitling watch, according to court records. The store sued him, and after interest and fees, he ended up paying $84,423.44. The amount was garnished from his Raiders paychecks, according to records in Texas and California.

    Earlier, while with the Panthers, Goodson was sued three times by two apartment complexes in the Charlotte area, which demanded unpaid rent -- ranging from $1,413 to $2,744, records show. In the latter two suits, records show he received eviction notices.

    Goodson, who turned 26 on Thursday, was scooped up early in the free-agent signing period. He landed a $1 million signing bonus from the Jets, who envision him as a major contributor in their backfield. Though modest compared to high-profile free agents, it was the largest bonus doled out by the Jets.

    A Jets spokesman declined to comment on Goodson's past, but added the team's policy is to investigate every player.

    When the news of Goodson's arrest broke last week, a scout from another team, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said of the Jets, "Do these guys do background checks?"

    There were character questions about Goodson when he came out of Texas A&M in 2009. He was regarded by scouts as a second-round talent, but he slipped to the fourth round.

    By then, he had three kids with Ashlee Wilson of Houston, according to court records and her attorney. The first was born in April 2005, Goodson's senior year in high school. Their current ages are 8, 5 and 4. Wilson said she gave birth to the couple's fourth child in August 2011.

    On Aug. 20, 2010, as Goodson was preparing for his second season in Carolina, Wilson requested a temporary restraining order against Goodson and sued for child support, according to court documents. One month later, Goodson was served with papers at Bank of America Stadium, one day after a home loss.

    The case never was pursued. Wilson declined to say why she did not -- she was living with Goodson's mother at the time -- but she has reconsidered. Her attorney, Glenn Lilly, said Friday they will seek retroactive child support, a lump-sum payment and periodic child support from Goodson. Lilly said he will file the suit next week in a Harris County (Texas) Court.

    Wilson and the four children now live with her parents. Lilly said Goodson still owes him $7,000 in fees from the original case, as ordered by the court.

    By this time, Goodson was nearly two years into a relationship with Troyneshia Scott, who moved in with him in Charlotte, according to court documents.

    Goodson fathered a child with a third woman, Jasmine Dupont of Charlotte, per court records and a person close to Goodson. That child was born March 22, 2010. Twenty months later, Dupont sued for child support.

    On Dec. 1, 2012, Scott gave birth to Goodson's son. She, too, eventually sued for child support. They lived together long enough for their relationship to be considered a common-law marriage, according to court documents. They separated in February 2012, and Scott filed divorce papers on Sept. 4, 2012.

    The divorce papers claim Scott "found out [Goodson] has another newborn child, which caused her to go into a depression." The name of the child isn't listed in the documents.

    The Dupont and Scott cases never went to court. Scott's attorney, Sonya Chandler Anderson, said her client dropped the case without giving an explanation.

    In 2012, Goodson played for the Raiders after he was traded there by the Panthers. His off-field issues never became public, but the Panthers organization was aware of everything, according to a source. The team believed he was distracted and lost focus, causing fumbling issues on the field.

    "He's not a bad kid, he just made a lot of bad decisions," a person familiar with Goodson's background said.

    In April 2012, he was sued for failing to make payments on a $49,000 Mercedes-Benz he purchased from a South Carolina man.

    Some trace Goodson's mistakes to a troubled upbringing. His father, Mike Goodson Sr., a former Pitt basketball player, orchestrated a $12 million mortgage scam and was convicted in 2007 of conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud. He was sentenced to a minimum of 24 years in prison. At the sentencing, he told the judge he had 12 children to support.

    Those close to Goodson believe he can thrive if surrounded by positive role models. They say he felt comfortable in Oakland because he developed a bond with general manager Reggie McKenzie, but Goodson became a free agent, and the Raiders opted not to re-sign him.

    Goodson's career took another turn May 17 on Route 80 in New Jersey, where he was the passenger in an SUV that had stopped in a center lane.

    According to an affidavit, a state trooper said Goodson was "incoherent, slobbering and had vomited all over himself." A small bag of marijuana was found in his pants pocket and a loaded handgun was discovered in the glove compartment, the trooper said.

    Goodson pleaded not guilty to all charges, including possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a handgun. He told the Jets he doesn't own the gun, his lawyer said. If convicted of the gun charge, he could face three years in prison.

    Goodson, who missed the first week of organized team activities amid the arrest fallout, will return to practice next week, according to a league source.

    "We will support Mike," said Goodson's agent, Kennard McGuire. "I will not and cannot give up on Mike. Society does that enough. We will allow this process to play itself out and we will maintain our position of holding Mike accountable. If the past is the past, we will continue to surround him with the proper people and I have no doubt that he will mature to the level of that support."

    "Outside the Lines" reporter Paula Lavigne contributed to this report.
    Great reporting dick Tracy you just described half the league.. How many children does cromartie have 13? With 10 different wives? I'm ok with that as long as he has tight coverage.. I'm ok with Goodson too if he runs hard or catches a lot of balls.. I'm much more ok with a troubled guy playing well on the field than a choir boy Sanchez never getting in trouble off the field but playing horrible on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas2No99 View Post
    Mike Goodson has history of issues

    By The DICK!

    Two months ago, the New York Jets signed unheralded free-agent running back Mike Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract because they fell in love with his upside: He plays fast.

    Turns out he lives fast, too.

    Goodson's legal issues didn't start with his May 17 arrest in New Jersey on drug and weapons charges, which could result in prison time. In his previous NFL stops, with the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders, his personal life spilled into the courts.

    He was sued for paternity and child support by three women from August 2010 to May 2011, according to court documents in North Carolina and in Texas, where he grew up. He has fathered at least six children with those women, one of whom he lived with for two years, records show.

    One woman, who dropped her initial case, is planning to re-file a paternity action next week, according to her attorney.

    An investigation into Goodson's background uncovered no criminal activity prior to the May 17 arrest, but there has been a string of incidents that have led to legal action against him.

    Goodson didn't pay a $56,465 bill at a Houston-area jewelry store, which included the purchase of a $37,500 Breitling watch, according to court records. The store sued him, and after interest and fees, he ended up paying $84,423.44. The amount was garnished from his Raiders paychecks, according to records in Texas and California.

    Earlier, while with the Panthers, Goodson was sued three times by two apartment complexes in the Charlotte area, which demanded unpaid rent -- ranging from $1,413 to $2,744, records show. In the latter two suits, records show he received eviction notices.

    Goodson, who turned 26 on Thursday, was scooped up early in the free-agent signing period. He landed a $1 million signing bonus from the Jets, who envision him as a major contributor in their backfield. Though modest compared to high-profile free agents, it was the largest bonus doled out by the Jets.

    A Jets spokesman declined to comment on Goodson's past, but added the team's policy is to investigate every player.

    When the news of Goodson's arrest broke last week, a scout from another team, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said of the Jets, "Do these guys do background checks?"

    There were character questions about Goodson when he came out of Texas A&M in 2009. He was regarded by scouts as a second-round talent, but he slipped to the fourth round.

    By then, he had three kids with Ashlee Wilson of Houston, according to court records and her attorney. The first was born in April 2005, Goodson's senior year in high school. Their current ages are 8, 5 and 4. Wilson said she gave birth to the couple's fourth child in August 2011.

    On Aug. 20, 2010, as Goodson was preparing for his second season in Carolina, Wilson requested a temporary restraining order against Goodson and sued for child support, according to court documents. One month later, Goodson was served with papers at Bank of America Stadium, one day after a home loss.

    The case never was pursued. Wilson declined to say why she did not -- she was living with Goodson's mother at the time -- but she has reconsidered. Her attorney, Glenn Lilly, said Friday they will seek retroactive child support, a lump-sum payment and periodic child support from Goodson. Lilly said he will file the suit next week in a Harris County (Texas) Court.

    Wilson and the four children now live with her parents. Lilly said Goodson still owes him $7,000 in fees from the original case, as ordered by the court.

    By this time, Goodson was nearly two years into a relationship with Troyneshia Scott, who moved in with him in Charlotte, according to court documents.

    Goodson fathered a child with a third woman, Jasmine Dupont of Charlotte, per court records and a person close to Goodson. That child was born March 22, 2010. Twenty months later, Dupont sued for child support.

    On Dec. 1, 2012, Scott gave birth to Goodson's son. She, too, eventually sued for child support. They lived together long enough for their relationship to be considered a common-law marriage, according to court documents. They separated in February 2012, and Scott filed divorce papers on Sept. 4, 2012.

    The divorce papers claim Scott "found out [Goodson] has another newborn child, which caused her to go into a depression." The name of the child isn't listed in the documents.

    The Dupont and Scott cases never went to court. Scott's attorney, Sonya Chandler Anderson, said her client dropped the case without giving an explanation.

    In 2012, Goodson played for the Raiders after he was traded there by the Panthers. His off-field issues never became public, but the Panthers organization was aware of everything, according to a source. The team believed he was distracted and lost focus, causing fumbling issues on the field.

    "He's not a bad kid, he just made a lot of bad decisions," a person familiar with Goodson's background said.

    In April 2012, he was sued for failing to make payments on a $49,000 Mercedes-Benz he purchased from a South Carolina man.

    Some trace Goodson's mistakes to a troubled upbringing. His father, Mike Goodson Sr., a former Pitt basketball player, orchestrated a $12 million mortgage scam and was convicted in 2007 of conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud. He was sentenced to a minimum of 24 years in prison. At the sentencing, he told the judge he had 12 children to support.

    Those close to Goodson believe he can thrive if surrounded by positive role models. They say he felt comfortable in Oakland because he developed a bond with general manager Reggie McKenzie, but Goodson became a free agent, and the Raiders opted not to re-sign him.

    Goodson's career took another turn May 17 on Route 80 in New Jersey, where he was the passenger in an SUV that had stopped in a center lane.

    According to an affidavit, a state trooper said Goodson was "incoherent, slobbering and had vomited all over himself." A small bag of marijuana was found in his pants pocket and a loaded handgun was discovered in the glove compartment, the trooper said.

    Goodson pleaded not guilty to all charges, including possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a handgun. He told the Jets he doesn't own the gun, his lawyer said. If convicted of the gun charge, he could face three years in prison.

    Goodson, who missed the first week of organized team activities amid the arrest fallout, will return to practice next week, according to a league source.

    "We will support Mike," said Goodson's agent, Kennard McGuire. "I will not and cannot give up on Mike. Society does that enough. We will allow this process to play itself out and we will maintain our position of holding Mike accountable. If the past is the past, we will continue to surround him with the proper people and I have no doubt that he will mature to the level of that support."

    "Outside the Lines" reporter Paula Lavigne contributed to this report.

    Goodson is not the problem - but the Jets front office sure is! What were they thinking when they signed him to a $7M contract?

    Wow.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by We need Sherman Plunkett View Post
    Goodson is not the problem - but the Jets front office sure is! What were they thinking when they signed him to a $7M contract?

    Wow.........
    Only 1.925 is guaranteed guy lol.. Izdik has signed FA at great deals for the " team" where as MT only signed great deals for the " player"

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    He's from a great part of town I wonder why he has issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D View Post
    He's from a great part of town I wonder why he has issues.
    Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetrider View Post
    You didn't offend me, you just missed my point.

    I've been bashing Goodson in every post. Kentucky is defending him by using old timers that partied heavily.

    I added Ruth to the list but pointed out that it isn't cool anymore, times have changed, etc.

    I didn't compare Goodson to the HOFers, Kentucky did.
    You are conveniently trying to put words in my mouth. I compared their histories of drinking and fooling around. My point was that others have done the same things Goodson has done and yet survived to excel in their profession. You said he couldn't because he was out of shape etc. I think you are making an issue that does not exist. Unless you have insider info the Goodson is out of shape. If you do, please share it but I do not care to hear your assumptions because a guy got drunk. If you are a tea drinker great! I know many guys that drink hard liquor and still outwork tea drinkers. That is my point! Err times have changed? Are you for real? People still party hard and enjoy life! Because you do not do that does not mean your morality is any better then the party goers! I am sure most people have their own vices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky Jet View Post
    You are conveniently trying to put words in my mouth. I compared their histories of drinking and fooling around. My point was that others have done the same things Goodson has done and yet survived to excel in their profession. You said he couldn't because he was out of shape etc. I think you are making an issue that does not exist. Unless you have insider info the Goodson is out of shape. If you do, please share it but I do not care to hear your assumptions because a guy got drunk. If you are a tea drinker great! I know many guys that drink hard liquor and still outwork tea drinkers. That is my point! Err times have changed? Are you for real? People still party hard and enjoy life! Because you do not do that does not mean your morality is any better then the party goers! I am sure most people have their own vices.
    Huh? How am I putting words in your mouth? You just repeated the same thing I said you said.

    Nevermind Goodson, are you hammered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleansweep2013 View Post
    Only 1.925 is guaranteed guy lol.. Izdik has signed FA at great deals for the " team" where as MT only signed great deals for the " player"

    You act like a $1.92 million player is an easy "throw away". At that price it's reasonable to question the level and quality of Izdik's due diligence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleansweep2013 View Post
    How many children does cromartie have 13? With 10 different wives? I'm ok with that as long as he has tight coverage..
    If he had tight "coverage", he wouldn't have gotten those women pregnant in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    You act like a $1.92 million player is an easy "throw away". At that price it's reasonable to question the level and quality of Izdik's due diligence.
    Ya that's chump change compared to the millions MT wasted on Sanchez, Holmes, Harris, ect.. I'm not against having Holmes or Harris on the team but they are insanely overpaid in guaranteed deals that have had huge effects on being able to go after other good FAs.. If only sanchez's contract this was only 2 mil guaranteed, he wouldn't be here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleansweep2013 View Post
    Ya that's chump change compared to the millions MT wasted on Sanchez, Holmes, Harris, ect.. I'm not against having Holmes or Harris on the team but they are insanely overpaid in guaranteed deals that have had huge effects on being able to go after other good FAs.. If only sanchez's contract this was only 2 mil guaranteed, he wouldn't be here..
    You're right; MT was canned for bad contracts. Isn't Idzik falling into the same pattern with his decisions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas2No99 View Post
    This is typical of Dick's lack of journalism, which is why I don't read his garbage.

    There is nothing in any of this to suggest that Goodson had, or would have a criminal background or even malicious intentions for that matter.

    All this article does show is that Goodson is immature, he's not financially responsible & tends to live beyond his means and he doesn't know how to use a rubber. This is probably closer to PAR for a lot of NFL players his age then some of you may realize.

    Goodson should get along good with Cromartie though, LOL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleansweep2013 View Post
    Ya that's chump change compared to the millions MT wasted on Sanchez, Holmes, Harris, ect.. I'm not against having Holmes or Harris on the team but they are insanely overpaid in guaranteed deals that have had huge effects on being able to go after other good FAs.. If only sanchez's contract this was only 2 mil guaranteed, he wouldn't be here..

    Guido the chowd clown thinks we should question Idziks due diligence on Goodson.


    Maybe then we should also question the ignoramus who handed 4 million guaranteed to washed up Sean Ellis and squandered away picks on Fat Albert Haynesworth and Bad Character Chad Ochostinko
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    I'm not getting it either. It's not like Goodson has been a part of the team for many years and we're supporting him out of appreciation and loyalty.
    his defense is that he's an idiot who makes bad life decisions, like so many other professional athletes.

    I would prefer it if guys on the Jets showed a little more common sense and appreciation for their careers, but what Goodson did is fairly commonplace among his NFL peers.

    the gun charge is a very serious issue, but until it's proven that it belonged to Goodson i see know reason to rush to cut a talented player on mere suspicion. letting the process play itself out will only be advantageous for the Jets as it will either clear Goodson's name or provide the team with the proper legal standing to cut him and get some money back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtstar View Post
    his defense is that he's an idiot who makes bad life decisions, like so many other professional athletes.

    I would prefer it if guys on the Jets showed a little more common sense and appreciation for their careers, but what Goodson did is fairly commonplace among his NFL peers.

    the gun charge is a very serious issue, but until it's proven that it belonged to Goodson i see know reason to rush to cut a talented player on mere suspicion. letting the process play itself out will only be advantageous for the Jets as it will either clear Goodson's name or provide the team with the proper legal standing to cut him and get some money back.
    Good points. But I don't let Goodson off the hook for being in that car with a felon (with whom he is well acquainted; so probably knows he's packing a gun)
    and getting blasted out of his mind to the point of being incoherent and parked in the middle of an interstate highway.

    As you point out, this behavior is pretty common amongst his fellow athletes. That's an even greater reason for being diligent about your personal behavior.
    Time to cut bait on the guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Good points. But I don't let Goodson off the hook for being in that car with a felon (with whom he is well acquainted; so probably knows he's packing a gun)
    and getting blasted out of his mind to the point of being incoherent and parked in the middle of an interstate highway.

    As you point out, this behavior is pretty common amongst his fellow athletes. That's an even greater reason for being diligent about your personal behavior.
    Time to cut bait on the guy.
    Well acquainted? Thought he met him two weeks ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    Guido the chowd clown thinks we should question Idziks due diligence on Goodson.


    Maybe then we should also question the ignoramus who handed 4 million guaranteed to washed up Sean Ellis and squandered away picks on Fat Albert Haynesworth and Bad Character Chad Ochostinko
    You're in a particularly hateful form today there Skippy, even for you. Attacking both Jets AND Pats fans with abandon. What's the matter, forget your meds?

    Far be it for you to EVER question anything about the Jets. How many SBs will Geno bring you in the next 5 years, 2....3?

    (When Izdik gets you to 5 Superbowls in the next 10 years, then you can compare him to BB.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    You're in a particularly hateful form today there Skippy, even for you. Attacking both Jets AND Pats fans with abandon. What's the matter, forget your meds?

    Far be it for you to EVER question anything about the Jets. How many SBs will Geno bring you in the next 5 years, 2....3?

    (When Izdik gets you to 5 Superbowls in the next 10 years, then you can compare him to BB.)
    60% of those SB appearances and 100% of the victories tainted by the largest cheating scandal in the sport's history. Stick that up your azz, troll. Now, GFY and get lost.

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