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Dwight Gooden's son jailed, charged with violating probation

Vic Sage
Aug 08 2005 04:00 PM

August 8, 2005

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The 19-year-old son of former baseball star Dwight Gooden was arrested for violating probation and faced additional charges of having marijuana and bullets in his car, police said.

Dwight Eugene Gooden Jr. was being held Monday without bond. A jail spokeswoman didn't know if he had an attorney.

Gooden Jr. was already wanted on an outstanding warrant of violating probation from a 2004 crack cocaine conviction. He was jailed early Sunday after officers found him outside a downtown Tampa club with 16 grams of marijuana and .44-caliber ammunition in his car, police spokesman Joe Durkin said.

He was charged with possession of marijuana, being a felon in possession of ammunition and violating probation.

Gooden Jr. was sentenced to 24 months of probation and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service in September 2004 after his arrest during a drug sting.

Dwight Gooden Sr., the 1985 NL Cy Young Award winner, went 194-112 with a 3.51 ERA before retiring in 2001.

He was arrested in March and charged with hitting his live-in girlfriend in the face during an argument. He was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, and the case is pending.

During his playing days, Gooden was suspended for 60 days in 1994 for testing positive for cocaine while with the New York Mets. He tested positive for cocaine again while on suspension and missed the 1995 season.

Yancy Street Gang
Aug 08 2005 04:02 PM

When I see in my own son traits that remind me of me, I feel a certain glow of pride. The old, "that's my boy!" feeling.

I wonder if Dwight Sr. is feeling that way right about now.

Willets Point
Aug 08 2005 04:08 PM

"I learned it from watching YOU dad, I learned it from watching YOU!"

Aug 08 2005 06:21 PM

Drugs. No surprise there...

What the hell was he doing with bullets in the car, though? Where's the gun?

Willets Point
Aug 08 2005 06:28 PM