Mike Goodson finally arrived for the New York Jets on Monday. It will be short lived as the NFL has suspended the running back four games for violating their substance-abuse policy.
Goodson, 26, can participate in preseason action but will miss the first four games of the regular season. Goodson did not report when the Jets opened training camp in July.
The suspension of Goodson is due to an incident in May which he was arrested and charged with marijuana possession and the possession of a handgun.
Given a three-year deal worth $6.9 million a few months prior to his arrest the Jets were hoping he would provide help to their backfield.
“I’ve been away from the team to take care of some important personal things,” Goodson said in a statement. “The time was helpful to me and now that I am back, I am going to do everything I can to contribute to the team. I appreciate all of the support from the Jets organization and I’m thankful to be back with my teammates.”
Goodson will not be eligible to play until the Jets’ game Oct. 7 in Atlanta.