Bowles – “Sheldon’s a good guy.” Dan Leberfeld

Florham Park – It’s surprising to many that Jets DE Sheldon Richardson would get busted for speeding and resisting arrest, shortly after being suspended by the NFL for failing a marijuana test.

“It’s disappointing that it’s back to back,” said Jets coach Todd Bowles.

So why would Richardson drive his Bentley 143 MPH in St. Louis, right after getting nailed by the NFL for smoking pot? It’s seems illogical to many.

“In his mind, obviously it was denial, and clearly he has a problem.” Bowles said.

Bowles feels this talented player needs some professional assistance.

“He hasn’t been smart, he hasn’t been clear in the head and clearly he needs some help,” Bowles said.

The coach views this as a seminal moment in Richardson’s young life.

“Sometimes things spark (you) and make you a better person, and there are sometimes you spiral the other way,” Bowles said.

But no matter what anybody says, Bowles thinks the affable St. Louis-native is “a good guy.”

“It’s hard to say a guy’s a good guy when two things like this happen, but he’s a good guy,” Bowles said. “But good guys don’t always do the right thing.”