Dwight Gooden arrested for cocaine possession

Ex-pitcher Dwight Gooden charged with drug possession

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 was also ticketed for driving under the influence.

Gooden was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers said they found plastic bags with suspected cocaine in them, according to the criminal complaint. He is scheduled to apperar in court July 23.

Gooden has battled cocaine addiction for decades and first tested positive in 1987, shortly after the Mets won the 1986 World Series.

Gooden was arrested on June 7 by Holmdel (N.J.) police just before 1 a.m.

Former MLB star and Cy Young victor Doc Gooden is in more legal trouble. As a player, he was suspended for the entire 1995 season due to a failed drug test. In 2006, he served seven months in prison for violating terms of his probation for a drug-related offense.

Gooden was arrested in his Tampa in 2002 for driving while intoxicated and for having an open alcohol container.


In 2016, he told The Post that he'd been sober ever since entering rehab four years earlier.

Roots" letter came after Darryl Strawberry - Gooden's longtime teammate with the Mets and Yankees who also battled drug problems - told the Daily News that the three-time World Series victor was a "complete junkie addict' after he failed to show for a WFAN radio event.

Gooden played for the Mets from 1984-1994. Overall, Gooden was 194-112 with a 3.51 ERA across 16 seasons in the Major Leagues.

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

If the New York Mets ship away Noah Syndergaard, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen should demand a haul in return.

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