Published: Sat, July 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Former Met and Yankee Dwight Gooden is facing multiple drug charges

Former Met and Yankee Dwight Gooden is facing multiple drug charges

In addition to being too slow, police claim Gooden's windows were overly-tinted and he was failing to maintain a lane while driving.

Former New York Mets pitcher and Cy Young victor Dwight "Doc" Gooden was arrested in New Jersey last month for cocaine possession and driving under the influence, it was revealed Friday.

He also was ticketed for driving under the influence, which is a municipal offense. The police pulled him over and found him with "two small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine", per a criminal complaint filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and obtained by the Post.

According to the report, Gooden was stopped around 1 a.m.in Holmdel, N.J., a suburb of New York City.

Two plastic baggies allegedly containing cocaine were found in the 54-year-old Gooden's auto.

Gooden was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled risky substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence at the time, and driving under the influence.


A court date in Gooden's case is scheduled for July 23.

The 1985 Cy Young award victor has a lengthy history of drug addiction which has unfortunately overshadowed his baseball exploits.

Allegedly, this arrest comes on the heels of a long battle with cocaine addiction, which has affected his baseball career for a long time. However, Gooden was suspended for the entire 1995 season after failing another test. He served prison time in 2006 for violating probation and charged with a DWI in 2010.

Gooden was arrested in his Tampa in 2002 for driving while intoxicated and for having an open alcohol container. Gooden told the Post in 2016 that he had been sober since entering rehab in 2012. He also played for the New York Yankees.

The New York Mets Hall of Fame inductee posted a 194-112 record during his 16 seasons in the majors.

The 1985 Cy Young Award victor has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction over the years.

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