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Goodson a no-show on Day 1

7/25/2013

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Mike Goodson, facing drug and weapon charges stemming from a May arrest in New Jersey, didn't report to training camp Thursday and was placed on the reserve/did not report list.

In a text to ESPNNewYork.com, Goodson's agent, Kennard McGuire, said: "Mike is addressing a few personal matters. John Idzik and the Jets are aware and are supportive."

The team released a brief statement from Rex Ryan, which also didn't shed much light on the situation.

"We knew Mike was not going to report and we understand why he's not here," Ryan said.

The Jets offered no further comment.

Goodson made a court appearance in June, at which time his case was sent to a grand jury. He participated in the mandatory minicamp in June, but he has yet to comment on the pending charges.

On May 17, Goodson was arrested when he and another man, the driver, were both found intoxicated in a car stopped in the middle of Route 80 in New Jersey. Goodson was taken to the hospital, and a semi-automatic gun, hollow-point bullets, drug paraphernalia and two partially-smoked marijuana cigars were found in the car, according to police. Both men were charged with possession of those items.

Goodson told the Jets the gun didn't belong to him, according to his attorney. If he's found guilty of the charges, he could be sentenced to five to 10 years in jail. Jets officials have said they will let the legal process play out before making any decisions on his status with the team.

The Jets signed Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract, expecting him to be a key member of their backfield.

Backup Joe McKnight, whose conditioning (or lack thereof) has been an issue throughout his career, was placed on the non-football injury list because he flunked the conditioning test, according to a source. As a rookie, in 2010, McKnight gained infamy for vomiting at a minicamp practice. No word on whether he lost his lunch Thursday, but this was certainly not an encouraging development.