Pitcher Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets has reached a settlement with the city of Tampa, Fla., and three police officers over a brawl during his arrest more than two years ago, Gooden’s agent, Jim Neader, said.
Gooden was pulled over by Tampa police for erratic driving on Dec. 13, 1986. A brawl ensued between Gooden, four friends and police. Gooden later pleaded no contest to assault charges stemming from the incident.
Gooden filed suit against the city of Tampa and the police for injuries he sustained, and countersuits were filed. Neader said all parties dropped the suits, but he did not disclose details of the settlements.