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Ex-Mets pitcher arrested, accused of DUI with child in car

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  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Ex-Mets pitcher arrested, accused of DUI with child in car


    (CNN) -- Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was driving under the influence of drugs with a child in the car when he was arrested Tuesday after a car crash, police said Wednesday.

    Gooden was arrested after the two-vehicle crash about 8:50 a.m. ET Tuesday, police in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, said in a statement. Gooden, 45, lives in Franklin Lakes, authorities said.

    Gooden faces charges including endangering the welfare of a child, driving under the influence of drugs, DWI with a child passenger, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and reckless driving, the statement said. He was released on his own recognizance.

    Gooden pitched for the Mets from 1984 to 1994, winning the 1985 Cy Young Award after a 24-4 record that year. He also pitched for the New York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians, the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before retiring from baseball after the 2000 season.

    In a November article in the New York Daily News, Gooden discussed his long struggle with drug abuse, which included prison time in 2006.

    "I'm not out to prove everybody wrong," he told the Daily News. "I'm taking it day by day. I'm clean and sober and just trying to make good choices for me and my family."
     
  2. BurkGlocker

    BurkGlocker Texas Redneck

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    This isnt his first encounter with the law, and probably wont be his last. But hopefully the child is okay...

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    It's sad to think in my young years him, Daryl Strawberry and Lawrence Taylor were 3 of my top five sports heros. All gone to poo.
     
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    BurkGlocker Texas Redneck

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    My thoughts exactly... (BTW the other two wouldve been Nolan Ryan and Bo Jackson)
     
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  5. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    What did Lawrence Taylor do?
     
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    DoubleDog Grrrrr.....

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    He's a sad sack...

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  7. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Lots of coke. He was a hair's breath from being banned for life from the NFL.

    Under the games current rules, he would be, if his conduct would have occurred now days.