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Ex-MLB Star Dwight Gooden


From Jersey Mansion

8/11/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0809-dwight-gooden-tmzMore problems for Doc Gooden -- the troubled ex-MLB star has just been evicted from the NJ mansion he was renting after allegedly stiffing his landlord for months ... TMZ has learned.

What makes the situation even sadder ... Dwight's estranged wife was living in the home with their 2 young kids -- who were all forced to leave in July, when officials enforced the eviction.

According to court docs, obtained by TMZ, Dwight and his family moved in to the home back in  September 2011 ... and agreed to pay $4,500 per month in rent.

But things went south in March -- when Dwight's wife got a restraining order against the former NY Mets pitcher following a domestic dispute, forcing Doc to move out.

The homeowners claim Doc's family stayed in the home all of March, April, May and June -- but they never got a check from the Goodens for any of those months ... and that adds up to some serious debt.

The homeowners filed legal docs against Gooden -- demanding the back rent plus penalties, totaling more than $18,984 ... AND they also want legal fees.

The court also granted the landlord's permission to evict the Goodens -- and on July 11, Docs family was forced out of the home. It's unclear where they're living now.

We reached out to Dwight's people -- so far, no word back.

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Don't know where Doc's living either but I'd bet it ain't in someone else's mansion... dead beat...

406 days ago


If you're low on money, maybe you should rent a place that's not so expensive. Poor guy. Life's not easy.

406 days ago

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Ha ha ha! Get out, loser!

405 days ago


That's sad I've had to go through similar things with my dead beat husband. It's the children that suffer.

405 days ago


New meaning to strike three your out!

405 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

lol, 'no money? yo' problem.' xDD landlords and ma'sters. come on now, you know someone else than this one baseball pro is responsible for this woman and her children. i'm jus' saying, by now we have all realized that most marriages don't work. a mother with kids is supposed to land on the street every time a marriage falls apart? is that what kind of court system we live in? funnyyy... not in the funny kind of way. maybe all the havrard legal-os need some time to figure this one out.

405 days ago

Jamey Hunter    

Sounds pretty typical. She had him thrown out without thinking about who was going to pay the rent. He told her she was on her own, she didn't pay and never thought for a second in her entitled little life the landlord would evict her. Well, too bad! Pay your bills like everyone else!

405 days ago


I realize it is the family that suffers but did his wife not know that the bills were not being paid..did she not bother to find out. Once she did she had to make a decision either pay the rent herself or make other plans. I mean she is just as responsible for taking care of her family and I am sure she knew what she was in for when she married him and had children. I mean he does have a less than stellar background so one would think she would be aware and plan. Just in case.

405 days ago


If he can't afford to pay the rent how can he afford "people"? Is he planning a comeback?

405 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

Thank god that DG wasn't a banker because we would have went through a depression instead on of a recession.
Phishie from Philly

405 days ago


Sad future of most stupid stars.

405 days ago


maybe he decided to quit paying rent after he had to leave. u really sensationalized this one, harvey. smh

405 days ago


Too bad. I could have sworn I heard him interviewed on NPR not that long ago and things seemed to be looking up for him. Guess he was lying.

405 days ago


DUH, after she got the restraining order he stopped paying....

405 days ago


Meth face.

405 days ago
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