Former New York Mets pitcher and Cy Young winner Dwight & # 39; Doc & # 39; Gooden was arrested in New Jersey last month for possession of cocaine and drunk driving.
According to the New York Post, 54-year-old Gooden was arrested by Holmdel police on June 7 around 1 o'clock in the morning. After Gooden was persuaded for driving too slowly, he was found with & # 39; two small green zip-lock plastic bags containing suspicious cocaine & # 39 ;, according to a post-office complaint from the Monmouth County Public Prosecutor's Office .
In addition to slow driving, the police found that Gooden was unable to maintain a lane and that he had excessive tinted windows – a crime in New Jersey.
Gooden received a ticket for drink-driving, according to the Post.
Earlier this week, Gooden attended the All-Star Game festivities in Cleveland, where he posed for photos with other former players, such as Ferguson Jenkins and Rollie Fingers.
The history of the four-fold drug all-star is well documented, although he told the Post in 2016 that he was completely sober after a rehabilitation period four years earlier.
Former New York Mets pitcher and Cy Young winner Dwight & # 39; Doc & # 39; Gooden was arrested in New Jersey last month for possession of cocaine and drunk driving
The history of the four-fold drug all-star is well documented, although he told the Post in 2016 that he was completely sober after a rehabilitation period four years earlier
He was sent to the rehab clinic in 1987 after he tested positive for cocaine in the months following the Mets & # 39; 1986 World Series victory over the Boston Red Sox.
He failed another drug test in 1995 and was subsequently suspended for the season.
Later, after making a comeback and winning two World Series rings with the crosstown Yankees, Gooden was arrested in New Jersey for driving under the influence and crashing his car while bringing his five-year-old son Dylan to school .
He also jailed for eight months in prison for a probationary offense following the appearance of a meeting with his probation officer while he was high for cocaine.
Gooden was arrested in 2002 at his birthplace Tampa because he was drunk under the influence and had an open alcohol container.
He was arrested again the following year for driving a suspended driving license.
And in 2005, Gooden was arrested for allegedly hitting his girlfriend after throwing a phone to his head. Two days later he was released after being accused of a felony battery.
Three of New York's most famous athletes in the mid-1980s: (From left to right) Pitcher Doc Gooden, rightfielder Darryl Strawberry and heavyweight champion Mike Tyson
Despite his legal problems, most New York baseball fans still honored the once-big jug
Janice Roots, his former girlfriend of four years, revealed in an open letter of 2016, published by the New York Daily News that the son of Gooden had begged her to help his father stop taking drugs.
In a statement to the Daily Mail Online at the time, Gooden said he is not doing & # 39; cocaine & # 39; and & # 39; not for years & # 39; acted but does not respond specifically to Roots & # 39; allegations.
After missing the 1995 season with a drug suspension, Gooden returned to baseball, first with the Cleveland Indians and then with the New York Yankees, with whom he won two World Series rings
The letter from Roots came after Darryl Strawberry – Gooden & # 39; s old teammate with the Mets and Yankees who also fought against drug problems – told the Daily News that the triple winner of the World Series a & # 39; complete junkie addict & # 39; was after he had not shown for a WFAN radio event.
A year later, Gooden received a key from the city through Mayor Bill de Blasio with Strawberry and other members of the 1986 Mets world champion in attendance, such as Jesse Orrosco and Bobby Ojeda.
At the time, Gooden told reporters that it was a day when he & # 39; never thought it would happen & # 39 ;.
The resident of Tampa and the uncle of retired Major League slugger Gary Sheffield, Gooden stopped with a record of 194-112 and an average of 3.51 earned runs in his 16 Major League seasons.
Although he won the National League's 19th-year Rookie of the Year prize in 1984, Gooden & # 39; s best season came the following year when he led the competition in victories (24), the & # 39; earned-run average & # 39; (1.53), strikeouts, (268) complete games (16) and pitched innings (276.2).
He also pitched a no-hitter with the New York Yankees in 1996. However, Gooden was never named after another All-Star team after the 1988 season.
In 2016, Gooden was accused of using drugs by an ex-girlfriend who was worried about him
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