The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree/Like father, like son
- From: vinnie755@xxxxxxx (Vin C.)
- Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 03:24:44 GMT
Dwight Gooden's son jailed, charged with violating probation
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
Updated on Monday, Aug 8, 2005 3:24 pm EDT
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