Goodson was riding with Garant Evans when a tow truck noticed Evans' GMC Yukon had stopped in the left lane on I-80. The tow driver called 911.
Police also arrested Evans and charged him with possession of a loaded firearm and suspicion of DUI.
Later in the day, Goodson was released from Morris Country Jail on $50,000 bail.
Update: On Aug. 26, Goodson was suspended for the first four games of the regular season by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He mostly likely failed a drug test. In June, his case was sent to a grand jury.
The former Carolina Panther and Oakland Raider signed a three-year, $7 million contract with the Jets in March. He was drafted in the fourth round out of Texas A&M in 2009. In 2010, Goodson ran for over 1,500 yards.