Jail is not a happy place.
So, no one should be surprised about Doc Gooden’s account of what happened when he was behind bars. Doc has a new book coming out “Doc: A Memoir” and tells a story about hearing a man being raped in prison. Here is what Doc had to say via The Other Paper.
“No. 1, once you get into prison, you’re not Doc Gooden the baseball player,” Gooden told the station. “You’re a number. That’s it. And you’re not living; you’re just in the system. So in there, if a guy wants to take you, he’s going to take you, because it’s going to be 10 guys.
“There’s nothing you can do. So me not actually witnessing the guy getting raped in there, but hearing him screaming and fighting for his life, you knew what was going on behind the door. You don’t know if you’re going to be next.”
Doc is claiming he is clean again, but we have heard that many times before. Hopefully, he means it this time. He was so talented, sad how drugs and alcohol can ruin such limitless potential.