During his playing career, Gooden was suspended for the 1995 season because of a failed drug test, NJ.com reported. He also has been arrested several times on drug-related charges through the years, the website reported. In 2006, Gooden served seven months in prison after violating his probation, WABC reported.
Gooden was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1984 and helped the Mets win the World Series in 1986. In 1996, he pitched a no-hitter for the New York Yankees. He had a career record of 197-112 with a 3.51 ERA.
Gooden is due in Newark Municipal Court on July 30 to answer his latest charges, NJ.com reported.