03.15.06

Doc Self-Medicates, Goes to Jail

Posted in Baseball at 11:40 am by

Dwight Gooden’s troubles with the law continued today as the Associated Press reports he has been ordered held without bond for violating his parole stemming from the not-too-good idea to flee a DUI stop:

Gooden, 41, pleaded guilty in November to speeding away from police after a DUI traffic stop in August 2005 and was sentenced to three years probation. On Tuesday he went to a regular meeting with a probation officer where he admitted to using cocaine, according to Jo Ellyn Rackleff, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections.

“He went to his regular meeting with his probation officer, admitted to the officer that he had used cocaine. She did a drug screen, and he tested positive for cocaine,” Rackleff said.

Gooden’s more recent scrapes with the long arm of the law include an arrest in March, 2005 for misdemeanor domestic battery after cops alleged he punched his girlfriend in the face. Gooden was additionally arrested in February 2002 for drunk driving.

And yes, thesmokinggun.com has a collection of the Doc’s mugshots.

3 Responses to “Doc Self-Medicates, Goes to Jail”

  1. GC says:

    Thanks, Joel. Always very, very sad to hear of Gooden’s sniffles problem. Though I do think he should’ve told his probation officer he was jealous of Mark McGwire.

  2. Joel Hunt says:

    hey, no sweat. you’ve probably got a busier week than me.

  3. Joel Hunt says:

    “probably,” who am i kidding?

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