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    The Goodson Mystery

    There is every reason to believe Mike Goodson is in Rehab. The team knows where he is, and have no problem with it. They do not talk about it, since as his employer it is illegal to do so. The media is also quiet about this, there are no “where is he” investigations. Mike Goodson of the New York Jets is just not that big, so there is no money in it for gossip tabloids who are willing to pay reporters and paparazzi. While a bona fide journalist has protection under the constitution, as interpreted by the courts, from the non-disclosure laws, the person who leaks a story or provides information to the reporter is not. Whoever gave the reporter information is doing something illegal. They are at risk for punishment by the state, their employer or whatever.

    It seems that the case for the gun charges is weak, since the driver of the car told the police the gun was his. So if Goodson has already completed Rehab it is likely there will be no jail time for the Pot found on him. Goodson is being proactive rather than reactive, the team knows this, that is why Rex is not frustrated. Completing Rehab also means the NFL is less likely to suspend him for more then one game, if that.

    I use to make referrals to Rehab programs in my job so I would like to explain some things about Rehab programs. You did not have to be an addict to go to rehab. All you had to do was feel that your abuse of a substance was causing a problem in your life and you wanted to stop. In theory, addiction only occurs when there is a physical dependency like heroin or alcohol. But a person could have a psychological dependency, and not be considered an addict. Yet they are having problems because of the abuse. That person should also go into a rehab program, although not an addict. The problem may be getting drunk once a week on Saturday nights. But if you missed work on Sunday, to this extent it was causing problems in your life. If you can not stop this behavior on your own, you should go to rehab. But rehab is very, very expensive since you are an inpatient, so self-help programs, such as AA, exist for problems with a dependency. But these programs can not work with a true addiction. Their rate of success is not as high for a dependency as are formal Rehab programs.

    A program can be as short as 28 days and as long as a year. It depends on the type and severity of the problem. In Goodson's case there is an indication that it is for both pot and alcohol with alcohol being the greater problem. By law, the Jets can not say he is in rehab, it is a medical problem. The Rehab programs can be modified for special situations, a trainer can be brought in, in fact some type of physical activity is a part of most programs. Goodson has a lot of time for reading and studying the playbook. A program is not prison, and it is not meant to punish, but is client-centric and meant to improve the quality of life. Including running the ball since that is Goodson's job.

    People think Rehab is a bad thing, it is not. Rehab is short for rehabilitation and is vindication of a person’s character and the re-establishment of that person’s reputation. It is a good thing not a bad thing. Rehab is nothing more then a period of time for isolation from the people and triggers that cause you to abuse the substance. It is also a chance for the substance to drain from your body and your body to adjust to once again being substance free. Doctors are there so that if you have a physical addiction, not just a dependency, they can treat the side effects of withdrawal (DT's or "delirium tremens in the case of alcohol). These are combined with a education program in order to learn how to avoid the abuse of substance in the future. When completed it is followed by an outpatient program for support and reinforcement.

    The most important thing is the client wants to change their behavior, it can not be forced on someone and be successful. Goodson wanted to change, because of the character defects his usage caused, and that is a good thing.

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    Lots of good info, thanks.
    Do you know if it's illegal for the jets to fire Goodson since he entered a rehab program voluntarily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by viguy007 View Post
    There is every reason to believe Mike Goodson is in Rehab. The team knows where he is, and have no problem with it. They do not talk about it, since as his employer it is illegal to do so. The media is also quiet about this, there are no “where is he” investigations. Mike Goodson of the New York Jets is just not that big, so there is no money in it for gossip tabloids who are willing to pay reporters and paparazzi. While a bona fide journalist has protection under the constitution, as interpreted by the courts, from the non-disclosure laws, the person who leaks a story or provides information to the reporter is not. Whoever gave the reporter information is doing something illegal. They are at risk for punishment by the state, their employer or whatever.

    It seems that the case for the gun charges is weak, since the driver of the car told the police the gun was his. So if Goodson has already completed Rehab it is likely there will be no jail time for the Pot found on him. Goodson is being proactive rather than reactive, the team knows this, that is why Rex is not frustrated. Completing Rehab also means the NFL is less likely to suspend him for more then one game, if that.

    I use to make referrals to Rehab programs in my job so I would like to explain some things about Rehab programs. You did not have to be an addict to go to rehab. All you had to do was feel that your abuse of a substance was causing a problem in your life and you wanted to stop. In theory, addiction only occurs when there is a physical dependency like heroin or alcohol. But a person could have a psychological dependency, and not be considered an addict. Yet they are having problems because of the abuse. That person should also go into a rehab program, although not an addict. The problem may be getting drunk once a week on Saturday nights. But if you missed work on Sunday, to this extent it was causing problems in your life. If you can not stop this behavior on your own, you should go to rehab. But rehab is very, very expensive since you are an inpatient, so self-help programs, such as AA, exist for problems with a dependency. But these programs can not work with a true addiction. Their rate of success is not as high for a dependency as are formal Rehab programs.

    A program can be as short as 28 days and as long as a year. It depends on the type and severity of the problem. In Goodson's case there is an indication that it is for both pot and alcohol with alcohol being the greater problem. By law, the Jets can not say he is in rehab, it is a medical problem. The Rehab programs can be modified for special situations, a trainer can be brought in, in fact some type of physical activity is a part of most programs. Goodson has a lot of time for reading and studying the playbook. A program is not prison, and it is not meant to punish, but is client-centric and meant to improve the quality of life. Including running the ball since that is Goodson's job.

    People think Rehab is a bad thing, it is not. Rehab is short for rehabilitation and is vindication of a person’s character and the re-establishment of that person’s reputation. It is a good thing not a bad thing. Rehab is nothing more then a period of time for isolation from the people and triggers that cause you to abuse the substance. It is also a chance for the substance to drain from your body and your body to adjust to once again being substance free. Doctors are there so that if you have a physical addiction, not just a dependency, they can treat the side effects of withdrawal (DT's or "delirium tremens in the case of alcohol). These are combined with a education program in order to learn how to avoid the abuse of substance in the future. When completed it is followed by an outpatient program for support and reinforcement.

    The most important thing is the client wants to change their behavior, it can not be forced on someone and be successful. Goodson wanted to change, because of the character defects his usage caused, and that is a good thing.
    Sounds reasonable to me - hoping this is the case.

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    Rehab is good for the resume, I have 3 stays myself.

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    Rehab is for quitters. SOJ.

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    Good post about Goodson and also pretty insightful in general as far as Rehab. The connotation attached to the word is so bad and in most cases its involuntary that someone enters, that its rarely looked at in a positive way - I think you explained that part of it correctly.

    As for goodson, if he can get back even 2 weeks before the opener, he should have enough time to get up to speed enough to play 5-10 snaps which is far from the end of the world given the situation

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    Could doing rehab reduce a possible suspension?

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    It may be looked favorably by a judge when Goodson's court case comes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRONX JET View Post
    Could doing rehab reduce a possible suspension?
    Dude was passed out covered in his own puke in the middle of Rt 80... oh yeah, and incoherent. We've all been there once or twice... but it could be as simple as it was more than that and his family made him go, with his lawyer agreeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRONX JET View Post
    Could doing rehab reduce a possible suspension?
    Although the author wasn't cited, the article stated, "Rehab also means the NFL is less likely to suspend him for more then one game, if that."

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    Also, don't forget that Woody may have a soft spot for Goodson going into rehab in part due to his own daughter's struggles with dependence.

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    I wish Goodson success in his rehab efforts to fight his addiction problems. Hope this helps change his life around for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenReaper View Post
    I wish Goodson success in his rehab efforts to fight his addiction problems. Hope this helps change his life around for the better.
    +1

    And that he gets his ass into camp ASAP!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMJK View Post
    It may be looked favorably by a judge when Goodson's court case comes up.
    Hell yeah, that's the point of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viguy007 View Post
    Rehab is short for rehabilitation.
    once again, JI delivers the knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    once again, JI delivers the knowledge.
    Does this mean that JI is gonna get in trouble for 'outing' Goodson's rehab stay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    Rehab is for quitters. SOJ.
    Rehab is for losers who want to become winners

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    Rehab is all fine and good for an established player on the team. However, when you sign a new player he should be ready to go and should not need rehab a few months after signing him to a large contract. Did the Jets do their due diligence to check that Mike Goodson was clean before they gave him a contract? We are expecting that the new Jets management is more competent than previous ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimefan47 View Post
    Rehab is all fine and good for an established player on the team. However, when you sign a new player he should be ready to go and should not need rehab a few months after signing him to a large contract. Did the Jets do their due diligence to check that Mike Goodson was clean before they gave him a contract? We are expecting that the new Jets management is more competent than previous ones.
    I have to believe they did. And maybe this was an aberration for him.

    But let's place any blame where it is most deserving and that's on Goodson himself, not the Jets.

    With that said, let's also give him credit for addressing the issue, even though it's likely he's doing it to hopefully avoid more severe punishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    Rehab is for quitters. SOJ.
    I wish there was a rehab for SOJF's the board could chip in and send you..

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