Mike Goodson’s Recent Arrest Highlights Past Off-Field Issues Jets May Have Ignored When Signing Running Back

Mike GoodsonThe Jets gave Mike Goodson a nice chunk of change in March, and based on his past history with money, he may need it.

New York signed Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract with a $1 million signing bonus this offseason. That doesn’t look like a great investment after Goodson was arrested on drug and weapons charges last week.

It turns out the Jets may have ignored some past issues when they signed the fifth-year running back, according to some research by ESPN.com. Goodson, who has spent time with the Panthers and Raiders, has been sued for paternity and child support by three different women, with whom he has fathered at least six children.

Goodson has also been sued for failure to pay a $56,465 bill at a jewelry store and for failing to make payments on a $49,000 Mercedes-Benz. The Jets declined ESPN.com’s request for comment, but said the team’s policy is to investigate every player.

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