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brewcrew/chisox
08-25-2005, 07:20 PM
link (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-goodenarrested)

Man what happened to this guy? Between him and Strawberry, I don't know who is sadder.

The question I have is how the heck did he drive off without being chased down? I would assume that it's because Gooden is well known and the cop would have figured that it would be easier to let him go than risk hurting someone in a high speed chase. Tell the media and then hope Gooden sobers up and turns himself in. Looks like that's exactly what happened.

chisox117
08-25-2005, 11:14 PM
The scumbag probably needed to get rid of the blow he had on him.

Gavin
08-26-2005, 01:11 AM
Better than Palmiero.

chisox117
08-26-2005, 03:08 AM
Hmmm….According to the article, he turned himself in 3 days later, eh? I wonder why…



"Cocaine is detectable by standard drug tests on urine up to 72 hours after use."


Link (http://http://www.thegooddrugsguide.com/cocaine/drugtests.htm)

chaerulez
08-26-2005, 07:48 AM
The funny thing is last year at one of the Sox vs. Yankee games, a guy sitting behind kept taunting Sheffield and a lot of his insults had to do with Gooden being a loser and cocaine. I think next year I'll ask Sheffield if Doc wants to have more DUI arrests than all star game appearances.

Letmehearya
08-26-2005, 07:54 AM
What pisses me off is he'll likely be given preferential treatment because "he's Dwight Gooden." Some schmuck off the street would see major jail time. He's scum.

CubKilla
08-26-2005, 11:45 AM
link (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-goodenarrested)

Man what happened to this guy? Between him and Strawberry, I don't know who is sadder.

The question I have is how the heck did he drive off without being chased down? I would assume that it's because Gooden is well known and the cop would have figured that it would be easier to let him go than risk hurting someone in a high speed chase.

Lawyers.

Many police department's now have highly restrictive pursuit policies due to lawyer's suing police department's when pursuits result in property damage, injury, or death. For example, many PD's in Illinois can only pursue fleeing suspects for "forcible felonies" or when someone's life is in immediate danger if apprehending the suspect is not done quickly by the police.

Lawyers are making it such that, in the very near future, pro-active policing will be a thing of the past because of the threat of a lawsuit. When that happens, police will be reactive and will be called only to clean up after a crime occurs.

In this case, your assertion reference chasing/not chasing Doc Gooden was exactly right.

steff
08-26-2005, 11:51 AM
What pisses me off is he'll likely be given preferential treatment because "he's Dwight Gooden." Some schmuck off the street would see major jail time. He's scum.


Maybe after the 3rd or 4th DUI.

Letmehearya
08-26-2005, 01:34 PM
Maybe after the 3rd or 4th DUI.

With his record, he should see at least a couple of months in the county joint.

It's Time
08-26-2005, 09:37 PM
Very sad story. The most dominant pitcher in baseball in the mid to late 80's and a sure bet to make the HOF pisses away everything he had on drugs. I saw the clip on ESPN and he looked like a bum you'd see living on Wacker Drive.

This story pains me as a baseball fan. When he broke on to the scene in 84 he was a real treat to watch. You knew the opposition was going to be lucky to get 5 hits and 1 run. He was that dominant.