Over the past couple of years, Dwight Gooden has maintained that he’s been sober. However, that may not be the case.
The ex-New York Mets pitcher, who played for four teams during a 16-year major league career, was arrested last month in New Jersey for cocaine possession, according to the criminal complaint obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
The news was first reported by the New York Post on Friday.
Gooden was pulled over by the Holmdel Police Department on the night of June 7 when officers alleged they found “two, small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine,” according to the complaint, which was filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Post reported that the complaint charged him with third-degree possession of a controlled substance, in addition to possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence.
Gooden, 54, had one of the all-time rookie campaigns with the Mets in 1984 and helped the team capture the 1986 World Series. He infamously missed the…