Major League Baseball and New York Mets legend Dwight Gooden has reportedly been arrested for cocaine possession in New Jersey.
Gooden, a Cy Young Award winner and two time World Series victor, was arrested after being pulled over by police, who found two small green ziplock baggies contained the cocaine. The 54-year-old Gooden was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. He faces a maximum of five years behind bars, if convicted, prosecutors said.
Gooden’s career has been overshadowed by his struggles with substance abuse, with the pitcher even getting suspended for an entire season in 1995 for repeated offenses. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 23rd.