April 6, 2006 |
Unable to shake the drug demons that derailed his once-dazzling career, Dwight Gooden made a startling decision yesterday: He would rather go to jail than face temptation on the streets. The former New York Mets and Yankees pitching great admitted in a courthouse in Tampa, Fla., that he hasn't beaten cocaine after a two-decade struggle. He then picked prison instead of returning to rehabilitation and staying on probation, which would have meant the threat of a five-year jail sentence loomed for any slip-up.
July 3, 2013 |
NEW YORK Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is set to play tonight in his first minor league game on a rehabilitation assignment. And this time, all sides agree he's ready to go. Rodriguez said he felt fine and was eager to get on the field for Class A Charleston in South Carolina. "Awesome," he said yesterday at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa, Fla. "I'm really excited. " Rodriguez said he didn't have a timetable for rejoining the Yankees, a team in desperate need of hitters.
July 25, 2007 |
SO WHEN DOES this whole Lindsay Lohan soap opera merely become one long, sad joke? Sounds like yesterday. Lindsay, the once-adorable moppet turned train wreck (car wreck might be more apt), was barely home from rehab long enough to open her mail when she was arrested again for allegedly driving drunk. Police hauled her in about 1:30 a.m. Pacific time (mid-afternoon Lindsay time). To make matters worse, police also found cocaine in her pocket - we told you she also needed an ankle bracelet for her nose.
August 1, 2006 |
HEY, Mel Gibson, what are you doing this summer? Going to rehab. Yup, in a move that's probably as much about image rehab as it is about kicking the sauce, Gibson's rep, Alan Nierob, told the Star, "He is in a program of recovery at this time. " The Star also spoke to Mel's neighbor, Chris Prentiss, who coincidentally is co-founder of the Malibu celebrity treatment center, Passages. (Celebrity treatment must be big business if Prentiss can afford to live in Gibson's neighborhood.
January 22, 1987 |
Not much more than a month ago, Clarence Kay was placed on something that the NFL calls its "reserve/non-football illness list. " That name means what it says, but it quickly became clear that for the Denver Broncos' starting tight end, it was a polite euphemism for only one thing: drugs. Kay entered rehabilitation. He is back now, and is scheduled to start in Super Bowl XXI against the New York Giants. But in the rehab center, he met Hollywood Henderson, the former Dallas star.
January 18, 2007 |
IT WAS BOUND to happen sooner or later, so better sooner. Lindsay Lohan has checked herself into rehab. So says TMZ.com and a statement from Lohan's rep, Leslie Sloane Zelnik. "I have made a proactive decision to take care of my personal health," Lindsay's statement read. "I appreciate your well wishes and ask that you please respect my privacy at this time. " Us Weekly reported that Lindsay entered L.A.'s posh Wonderland Center at 2:30 p.m. yesterday, arriving in an SUV and clutching a Jamba Juice.
April 8, 2003 |
Two weeks after his strange courtside behavior at a New York Knicks game, designer Calvin Klein has checked himself into rehab for an undisclosed substance problem. With 2 minutes, 16 seconds left in the game, Klein grabbed Latrell Sprewell's arm and started muttering while the Knicks star was trying to inbound the ball. "For many years, I've been able to successfully address my substance-abuse issues, which for anyone is a lifelong process, through strict adherence to counseling and regular attendance at meetings," the 60-year-old designer said in a statement.
April 28, 2011 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown blasted a home run over the batter's eye in centerfield and also had a bloop single in the first game of his rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater yesterday. Brown, recovering from surgery on his right hand, went 2-for-4 in the Threshers' 8-6 win over Lakeland at Bright House Field. "It feels pretty good, I'm almost at 100 percent," Brown told MLB.com. "It just feels good to get back out there getting into games. " Brown is expected to spend several days in Clearwater before a decision is made about moving him up.
June 29, 1994 |
Phillies righthander Curt Schilling threw early batting practice yesterday and appeared to have no lingering effects from the elbow and knee surgeries that have kept him on the disabled list since May 17. But . . . According to manager Jim Fregosi, he threw free and easy and his recovery is coming along just fine. But . . . Originally, the idea was that Schilling's next step would be a rehab start at Double A Reading Friday. "But I personally don't feel like he's ready to go out on a rehab yet," Fregosi said.
February 28, 2007 |
LINDSAY LOHAN, Kate Moss, Miss USA Tara Conner? When I went to rehab (on June 29, 1989) there weren't so many hot women. Or any. Actually, my roommate was a 6-foot-7 African-American crackhead with cystic acne who slept with Noxzema on his face and - I kid you not - a Confederate flag do-rag around his head. Emmett, by the way, was absolutely the nicest guy to have ever sold his plasma for a rock of cocaine. In those days, residential drug rehab was reserved for people with real problems.