This is the perfect storyline ahead of next weekend’s induction into the Mets Hall of Fame for Dwight Gooden. Doc’s wife tells the NY Post that she hasn’t seen him since June 22 and he’s left her and their two young children without financial support.
It sounds like Doc and his wife have been in family court recently, so they may be going through a divorce. His wife, Monique, may be talking to the media in an attempt to embarrass Doc before the Mets Hall of Fame ceremony. Who knows?
His wife’s side of the story paints a pretty ugly picture of substance abuse and abandonment of a young family by Doc:
“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.”
We all know that Doc has had his up’s and down’s in life. It seems like whenever he starts getting to a point that the Mets organization can really bring him in something like this comes up. His arrest in March for driving under the influence with his 5 year-old son in the car didn’t help either.
I hope Doc can get his life back on track. But I feel like I’ve been saying that for years now though.