Lenny Dykstra tried to break Doc Gooden out of rehab

While appearing on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton radio program on Tuesday, former Mets pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden said that Lenny Dykstra tried to break him out of rehab during the shooting of Season 5 of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s “Celebrity Rehab” television show.

From Flopping Out.com:

“Actually, Dykstra came to visit me on ‘Celebrity Rehab,’” Gooden told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Tuesday. “I’ll tell you what, it was crazy. He thought that I had been hypnotized and (Dr. Drew) got me in there and was holding me hostage. He tried to come in with two guys to get me out of there” [Gooden on WFAN this morning].

“So they come in. I’m talking to him, he wanted to talk, ‘Doc, I don’t like this.’ So we go out on the patio, me and him and the two guys are sitting there, we’re talking.

“He said, ‘you sure this is what you want?’ I go ‘yeah.’ He goes, ‘I don’t know, I don’t feel good about this … let me take you bags and if you don’t like it, you call me.’ I was like, ‘trust me, I’m cool.’”

“This is not part of the show. This is real stuff,” said Gooden. “Whether they got it (on video) or not, I’m not sure.”

I’m sure they caught it on film and will be airing the scene so they can cash in on the exposure. If not, then Dr. Drew needs to hire a new director and production crew to shoot his shows.

Tell me a collaboration piece on Dykstra, Gooden and Darryl Strawberry from their days with the Mets wouldn’t be an absolutely fantastic read. You can’t. You can’t tell me that that wouldn’t be one of the most interesting reads of the decade.

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Lenny Dykstra charged with bankruptcy fraud

Lenny Dykstra has had a rough go of things since he officially retired in 1998 at the age of 35. He’s been arrested for sexual harassment of a 17-year-old female, has been accused of using offensive terms when speaking about Blacks, women, and homosexuals, was also accused of sexual assault, credit card fraud, writing bad checks, was named on the 2007 Mitchell Report and yes, is now being charged with bankruptcy fraud.

According to a report by the New York Post, the former Mets and Phillies star was charged with bankruptcy fraud for allegedly selling items from his $18-million mansion without permission. After filing for bankruptcy in July of 2009, Dykstra apparently destroyed and sold property that was part of the bankruptcy estate without the permission of the trustee.

Apparently the items he was selling ranged from sports memorabilia to a $50,000 sink. Now, I’m no financial whiz but I would assume if you’re having issues with debt, buying a $50,000 sink probably isn’t the best idea. I mean, a quick Google search resulted in this $342.48 Moen 22356 18’ Gauge Single Basin Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, which includes free shipping. Me thinks $50K is a little much for one sink.

If you read through his Wikipedia page, it’s a wonder how this guy hasn’t spent serious time in jail. Seems like a real shady character to me. And when I say “shady,” I mean he likes to partake in illegal things and somehow evades punishment.

Jon Stewart mocks Lenny Dykstra and Jim Cramer

Lenny Dykstra, self-proclaimed financial guru, has filed for bankruptcy. He was once hailed by Jim Cramer as “one of the great ones,” and he wasn’t talking about Dykstra’s baseball career.

It’s all too much for Jon Stewart, who has a field day with this one.

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Lenny Dykstra files for bankruptcy

Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies’ baseball star Lenny Dykstra has filed for bankruptcy.

The 46-year-old has no more than $50,000 of assets and between $10 million and $50 million of liabilities, according to a petition filed Tuesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California.

Jonathan Hayes, one of Dykstra’s lawyers, had no immediate comment.

Dykstra’s filing comes in the wake of some 20 lawsuits he faces tied to his activities as a financial entrepreneur, including The Players Club, a glossy magazine he had helped launch, according to published reports.

The bankruptcy petition shows several banks among Dykstra’s largest unsecured creditors, including units of JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Bank of America Corp (BAC.N).

Known as “Nails” and “The Dude,” Dykstra played for 12 years with the Mets and the Phillies before retiring in 1996 with a lifetime .285 batting average and 81 home runs.

It’s amazing how sometimes these former athletes wind up with no money after years of making millions. It doesn’t make any sense, but then again, most of these guys aren’t getting sound financial advice from the get-go so maybe it shouldn’t be that surprising.

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