Another season of the hit reality show “Celebrity Rehab” is in the works. Initial lists include Lindsay’s dad Michael Lohan, former Baywatch cutie Jeremy Jackson, White House party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi, and former Mets star player Dwight (Doc) Gooden among the participants.
Perhaps it would be Gooden who will be placed in the limelight as the once known “Dr. K” will be thrown into compromising situations that the show is known for. He also has the most impressive record among the stars, entering Major League in 1984 at age 19 and took home the Rookie of the Year honors the same year. It wasn’t long after when he became one of the standouts in the Mets’ quest for the World Series Championship in 1986.
Suddenly, in 1987, he tested positive for cocaine and was ordered to check into a drug rehab institution which ultimately led to the downfall of his great career. He was able to bounce back in 1988, but it would seem that old habits die hard for Gooden.
He was again identified as a cocaine user in 1994 and management decided to put him in suspension for 60 days. But while he was suspended, it was clear that he was still into his drug addiction.
In 2001, he said his final goodbye to the league, but his drug and alcohol problems continued. He recently crashed his car with his 5-year-old son in the passenger seat which led to his arrest for driving under the influence of drugs.