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#340225 --- 03/15/06 12:42 PM Doc Gooden in trouble again
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Registered: 11/15/05
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How many chances to get straightened out do some people need?
Geez this guy just doesn`t learn.

Gooden Is Ordered Held Without Bond 2 hours, 37 minutes ago



TAMPA, Fla. - Former baseball star Dwight Gooden was ordered held without bond Wednesday and faces up to five years in prison for violating the terms of his probation, a prosecutor said.


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 will appear in court for a hearing sometime during the next two weeks, prosecutor Pam Bondi said.

Gooden is the 1984 Rookie of the Year and 1985 NL Cy Young Award winner while with the New York Mets. He went 194-112 with a 3.51 ERA before retiring in 2001. He also pitched for the Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

A call to Peter Hobson, who has represented Gooden in the past, was not immediately returned Wednesday.
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#340226 --- 03/15/06 03:58 PM Re: Doc Gooden in trouble again
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Hard to tell between him and Strawberry who the biggest waste of talent in modern baseball is.

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#340227 --- 03/15/06 11:55 PM Re: Doc Gooden in trouble again
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Hard to tell between him and Strawberry who the biggest waste of talent in modern baseball is.



And they played together on a good Mets club.
I`d call it a tie,Doc may have won 250 -300 games,Straw could have hit 500 plus.
Maybe it was NY city,maybe it was too much money and hype too young,but you are right both wasted potential hall of fame careers.
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#340228 --- 03/16/06 05:31 PM Re: Doc Gooden in trouble again
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Registered: 03/23/01
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Doc's worse...and it's the drugs...and the Club 54 mentality in NYC when they were "on top of the world". Born at the wrong time.

Doc's going to do hard time I hear. I mean breaking rocks hard time.
What a waste.

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