New York Jets Players Antics: Mike Goodson, Oday Aboushi & Geno Smith

By alfredepps
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Wasn’t the New York Jets a part of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series in 2010?

The 2013 NFL season has not even started, but the Jets players antics have begun. From Mike Goodson getting arrested for drug and weapons charges, Oday Aboushi being linked to terrorist acts via Twitter, and newly draftee drama queen quarterback Geno Smith, this team is a daily soap opera.

Goodson being arrested three days ago says one thing: that he is ready to get the party started in the “Big Apple.”

As Soon as I heard this story, all I could say was ‘why couldn’t the team OTA practice begin sooner?’. Goodson was suppose to bring the ground-and-pound attack back to the Jets with Joe McKnight, Chris Ivory, and John Griffin. If Goodson is convicted of unlawful possession of a handgun, he will be subject to the Graves Act, a New Jersey law that states you have to serve a minimum mandatory sentence of three years.

There is a chance the charges could be appealed. So kiss the running game goodbye, Jet fans.

Aboushi’s situation is very sentimental and tragic at the same time. Considering that New York City was the epicenter of the September 11 attacks, for him to be allegedly associated with terrorist organizations is sad.

People have always said social media can be great and empowering, but also dangerous. The postings on social media by Aboushi that “prove” his association with  terrorists? A re-tweet of a picture of a woman, which the original posts claims is being evicted from her home in Jerusalem by Israeli authorities.

My advice to Aboushi is that re-tweets can be taken as a endorsements, especially by celebrities, so be careful.

Smith, Smith, Smith, all I can say to you right now is, the less you say the better until you get accustomed to New York media. From the expectation of you being a No. 1 pick, the firing of your agents and now you saying the Jets are going to the playoffs — are you trying to jinx your new team?

In the immortal words of Spider Man’s (Peter Parker) Uncle Ben, “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Jets players must do better.


Alfred Epps is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter @mralfredepps or add him to your network on Google

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