Former New York Jets running back Mike Goodson missed his court appearance Thursday on charges related to drug and weapons possession.
Goodson, who was released June 18 by the Jets one day after he did not show up for a mandatory minicamp practice, was due in Morris County (N.J.) Superior Court for a status conference.
Goodson could be arrested if he fails to appear in court for a July 24 hearing before Judge Mary G. Whipple.
Goodson's attorney was in court Thursday, as was Goodson's co-defendant Garant Evans.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Goodson's acting attorney Alfred Gellene said that Goodson was unable to secure a flight from Texas, where he has been since the end of the Jets season. The reason for the difficulty was "financial issues," Gellene said.
Goodson was arrested in May 2013 after being found unresponsive in a vehicle found stopped in the left lane of Route 80. Police found an unregistered gun with a hollow-point bullet in the car. In November, both Goodson and Evans were indicted on possession charges.
Goodson faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
The Jets signed Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract in March 2013, but he only played in two games before he was released. He suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Goodson, 27, was a fourth-round pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2009.