According to the report, Gooden was stopped around 1 a.m. in Holmdel, N.J., a suburb of New York City. After pulling Gooden over for allegedly driving erratically, police discovered “two, small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine.”Gooden was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence at the time, and driving under the influence. Former Mets ace Dwight Gooden was reportedly arrested on June 7 in New Jersey for possession of cocaine, the New York Post reported Friday.Gooden, 54, was also reportedly arrested for driving under the influence. Gooden has struggled with alcohol and substance abuse issues for decades, and was suspended the entire 1995 season after a positive drug test. In 2006, he served seven months in prison for violating terms of his probation for a drug-related offense.When healthy, Gooden was a huge talent, winning the 1985 National League Cy Young Award and helping lead the Mets to a World Series championship the following season. He finished his 16-year career, which included stops with the Yankees, Indians, Astros and Devil Rays, with a 194-112 record with a 3.51 ERA.
0Shares0000Liverpool’s goalkeeper Loris Karius has been criticised by fellow German Dietmar Hamann, who won the Champions League final in 2005, for his display in the Kiev defeat against Real Madrid. © AFP / FRANCK FIFEBERLIN, Germany, May 30 – Dietmar Hamann, a former Champions League winner with Liverpool, has criticised the Reds’ goalkeeper Loris Karius for his tearful behaviour after the European final defeat against Real Madrid.“My sympathy with Karius is limited,” Hamann, 44, told magazine Sport Bild. “We don’t have to discuss that he decided the final with his two mistakes.“Something like that can also happen to a professional footballer.“But what I didn’t like was his behaviour afterwards.“To publically show his suffering after the final whistle was just as unnecessary as his tearful asking for forgiveness from the Reds fans.”Karius’ double mistakes in Kiev allowed Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to snatch goals for Real in a 3-1 defeat and the 24-year-old goalkeeper cut a sad figure as he tearfully applauded travelling fans after the final whistle.However, Hamann was unimpressed with his fellow German.Liverpool’s Dietmar Hamann heads the ball during their Premiership football match against Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, 01 January 2005. AFP photo by Paul BarkerLiverpool’s Dietmar Hamann heads the ball during their Premiership football match against Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, 01 January 2005. AFP photo by Paul Barker © AFP/File / PAUL BARKER“Liverpool fans forgive their stars just as well as any other, the anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is part of life out at the club,” said Hamann, who won the 2005 final with Liverpool.“With one exception: when your ego doesn’t match your performance.“Karius drives through Liverpool with the personalised number plates ‘LK1’ and makes waves in the city whenever he steps out.“Having airs like that is something Cristiano Ronaldo, alias CR7, can pull off in Madrid, because he has won the Champions League five times.“Someone like Karius has not achieved anything yet in his career and should be happy to have been given the chance by (Liverpool coach Jurgen) Klopp at a world-class club.”Hamann is not the first former Germany international to criticise Karius, who left Mainz for Liverpool in 2016, after Lothar Matthaeus described his performance in Kiev as the “worst goalkeeping display in the last 20 or 30 years”.However, Germany head coach Joachim Loew, currently in northern Italy for a World Cup training camp, sent Karius, who has yet to play an international, a text message of support following Saturday’s final.British Police are investigating after Karius was subjected to death threats and vile abuse on social media by furious Liverpool fans following his costly mistakes in Kiev.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
The ‘new blu’ Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney, which has recently undergone a $13.5 million redesign, will be turning PINK for the month of October as part of a global initiative to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.The inaugural campaign “’LOVE BLU, THINK PINK!’ will see nearly 300 Radisson Blu® hotels in 69 countries and territories supporting this worthy initiative with the hotels all turning one of their guest rooms pink for the entire month. The rooms will include pink décor touches and other special pink amenities. “Radisson Blu is pleased to announce its support in the fight against breast cancer,” said Rose Anderson, Vice President, branding Radisson Blu. “In partnership with our guests, we look forward to raising funds for breast cancer research and awareness.”At the end of the month, 10 per cent of the revenue generated from the sale of a Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney dedicated pink Business Class guest room will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). The hotel also is giving guests the opportunity to make individual donations to the Foundation during their stay.Radisson Blu General Manager, Peter Tudehope, said: “We are delighted to be a part of this inaugural campaign and have selected the NBCF as they are one of Australia’s most respected and recognised charities. This is only the first year of the campaign with plans to grow the concept in the future and we look forward to raising funds for this very worthy Foundation.”