Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dwight 'Doc' Gooden Abandonded his Family

Doc Gooden's wife had to take their two children, move in with her parents and apply for welfare.

Former Mets and Yankees ace pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden has abandoned his family -- leaving his two kids scrounging to survive on public assistance and food stamps, his wife told The Post.

Monique Gooden said she and her children -- 5-year-old son Dylan and 4-month-old daughter Milan -- are living with her parents in their home in Columbia, Md., as the troubled 1985 National League Cy Young Award winner is nowhere to be found.

"He's left us with no money," his slighted spouse said. "When I got here to Maryland, I had to go apply for social services, food stamps and health insurance for the kids. He has offered no financial assistance to us."

Monique, a former flight attendant, said she is unaware of her estranged husband's whereabouts -- only that the 1984 National League Rookie of the Year had been holed up in a hotel somewhere in New Jersey back in May.

The couple wed in January 2009, but Monique claims they haven't lived together since May 1.

"You know what, right now I'm so stressed, I've been so stressed that every day has been a struggle for me," she said. "I just want support for the kids at this time . . . I just want to take care of them."

The Mets are scheduled to honor the 45-year-old four-time All-Star -- who retired in 2001 -- as one of four inductees into the team's Hall of Fame next weekend.

Monique said her husband's latest downward spiral began March 23 when he crashed into another car while allegedly driving under the influence of drugs with his son in the car.

He was hit with a slew of charges and released on his own recognizance.

Since then, Monique said, things only got worse -- claiming her husband stopped paying bills.

Monique said she last saw her husband on June 22 in Bergen County Family Court. The couple is due back in court in mid-August.

Dwight, who played on World Series champions with the Mets in 1986 and the Yankees in 1996 and 2000, could not be reached for comment.

A timeline of Dwight “Doc” Gooden’s ups and downs with estranged wife Monique.

* March 13, 2005: Gooden punches fiancée Monique Moore after she throws a telephone at his head.

* Jan. 24, 2009: Gooden marries Monique.

* March 2010: Gooden and Monique celebrate the birth of their daughter, Milan.

* March 23: Gooden is busted and charged with driving under the influence of drugs after a car accident with son Dylan in back seat.

* May 1: Gooden and his wife stop living together.

* Mid-June: Monique grabs Dylan and Milan and heads to Maryland to stay with her folks.

* June 22: Last time Monique saw Gooden.

Jacked from NY Post


Anonymous said...

So the first thing you thought to do was give a woe is me interview? Out of her own mouth she said this man is troubled. Clearly he is plagued by alcohol and drug abuse so what more did she expect from him? If they in fact just married in 2009 she was well aware of the issues surrounding this man. I have a hard time feeling sorry for her, but I do have sympathy for the children. After all they didn't ask to be thrown into this mess their parents created. I wonder how much she was paid to give this interview? Slightly suspicious that she gives this "interview" a week before he is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Shame on you and please do better in your quest to be a fame whore. Thank ya kindly

Anonymous said...

She saw him June 22nd? I thought she was going to say the last time she saw him was last year. All I can say is she needs to go reapply for a flight attendant job. He might be a dead beat dad but that doesn't mean you don't do what's best for your children until you can get the court to work out a plan.

Anonymous said...

why in the world would you wed a druggie ? hes been on that stuff for 25 yrs. she thought the remaining change he has left would be enough for her to live on, but she found out its his change. im sure he only got his baseball pension left, so you got to get a job and hope4fully get that support taken out his check... and next time choose better. daum...

Anonymous said...

She stupid for marrying his dumb ass after he punched her in the face...that would have been the first clue (if it wasn't one that she should have seen before this incident) that he was having some effin issues. Maybe she should have thought about that before she said "I do" and had two kids.

Anonymous said...

She married him for the wrong reason...That's what the hell she gets....Now she's another statistic.

Anonymous said...

If they had that volatile of a relationship then she never should have married him in the first place. She used to be a flight attendant, well, that tells me that she has some skills to put to good use. One monkey don't stop no show; life goes on for her and her children and I'm glad that she took steps to get assistance for her and her children for the time being.

Anonymous said...

SMH @ all these comments. Why so much hate for this woman? I swear, you mammy/mule black women are your worship of black men is absolutely disgusting.

This is a WOMAN and a MOTHER. She made the mistake, like MOST black women, of believing that black American men are worthy of serious relationships and marriages with the opposite sex. MOST OF THEM ARE NOT. THEY WILL NEVER BE.

All you up in here talking about "choose better" make me sick. Who are YOU WOMEN CHOOSING? HMMMM? Because the only black men getting married are ex cons and men currently in prison. So if there are so many good men out there to choose from, where are they? She's only doing the SAME ASHIT all you other women have done yet because she did it with someone famous and now that famous man's dirty laundry is on front street you all down her like she did something wrong. SHE DID NOT ABANDON HER FAMILY - HE DID!

If you brain dead mammies want to keep kicking your fellow sisters while they are down in an attempt to get black men's attention then go right ahead.

Black men will continue to degrade, insult and marginalize you while you sit as their cheerleaders, cheering them on when they do the most foul shit to women that LOOK LIKE YOU.

I swear, I never wanted to believe how gone black women are but this comment section is just proof of how disengaged we are from each other.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST. Men are men and can take care of themselves. Why is it that all other women realize this except black women?

Anonymous said...

@3:07 pm.. first off you are using a very big broad sweeping brush about black women. Secondly, how do you know the women commenting on this page are all black?? sound like you got a big ass bitter pill in your throat.. Third, Black men are not the only ones who act a damn fool!! Human beings period act a damn fool, all across the freaking board. Unfortunately, We as women (all flavors) think we are the ones who think we can save a man or change a man. The story of this man is infamous, he is a junkie period. Her love couldn't change that fact, this is obvious. She needs to be a big girl and take care of those babies and stop telling her business. He is an Ass for doing what he did, Period.. whether he is black, white, red or green.. he is a dick for leaving his family but she has to be a Mom and pick of the pieces and keep it moving.. Hope the best for the both of them!! now go sit your little angry beaver ass down somewhere!

Anonymous said...

Lazy mofo x2
him....running from responsible!
Her....not joining the work force like the rest of us! Hopefully she will look for work and not become dependent on government assistance.

Anonymous said...

3:07 you sound like a damn cant marry a known crack head and expect him to get up every morning and go to work and bring home a check.... this man is 45 and has a past that stretches over 25 yrs. if the only men who want to marry you are ex cons and guys in prison, honey you got a problem and need to either get sucker wrote on your forehead removed or hit the gym and some work done and move with a better crowd, because ex cons and prison boys want collect call, care package send take care of me while you work women... and you seem to be one of them.....

Anonymous said...

A little birdie told me that she knew exactly where he was. I was told that he "sent" her home to stay with her parents because he wasn't happy in said marriage. It's hard for me to feel sorry for her because she had a great job with an airline and even taught as a school teacher on the side. Let's pull our big girl panties up and handle our biz because YOU already know what it was. They have been back and forth with domesticated issues for years. Now, because he decides to toss her before she tossed him, she wants to play dirty like she didn't know what was going on. Christina Milian, you are not, since you were prevy to his whereabouts and that the nuptials were over!

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