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Willie Colon: Mike Goodson in tough spot with N.Y. Jets

The New York Jets have yet to spell out Mike Goodson's fate on the heels of Friday's arrest, but at least one teammate believes the running back could be on his way out of Florham Park.

After Goodson was nabbed Friday in New Jersey on weapons and drug charges, offensive lineman Willie Colontold the New York Daily News, "It's one of the things where it's zero-tolerance with stuff like that."

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"It's sad. Mike could have been huge for us," Colon said. "He wasn't around a lot, so I didn't really get to see him a lot. For the most part, I was kind of anticipating seeing how he was going to do in OTAs."

Goodson was charged with suspicion of possession of marijuana (less than 50 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a loaded handgun, unlawful possession of a handgun and (still with us?) possession of hollow-point bullets after he and another man were discovered possibly intoxicated inside an SUV stopped on Route 80 in Denville.

"We are aware of reports, and we are still gathering information," a Jets spokesman said Friday.

Goodson has done little to earn a second chance under new general manager John Idzik, but New York is hurting in the backfield. Chris Ivory is a solid pickup, but Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight are role players. The Jets might be willing to keep Goodson around, but even if he sticks, an NFL suspension appears likely.

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