Report: Dwight Gooden made 'terroristic threats' to estranged wife

Monday March 4th, 2013

Dwight Gooden (Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Dwight Gooden allegedly threatened his wife in their New Jersey home and was forced to leave after she was granted a restraining order. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

In his latest bout with the law, former Mets great Dwight Gooden allegedly threatened his estranged wife Monique during an incident on March 1, leading his wife to call the police and file a temporary restraining order against Gooden, according to a TMZ report.

Monique Gooden claims Dwight made "terroristic threats" against her and her family in their Bergen County, N.J. home, where the couple is still living together while their divorce is pending.

Gooden allegedly told his wife, "All bets are off and I will hurt you and your family. You'll see, just wait."

A family court judge granted the restraining order "on the spot" after speaking to Monique Gooden on the phone.

Dwight is currently living in the same home as Monique as the couple goes through their divorce, but the judge ordered Dwight to grab his belongings and leave ... which he did. He was not arrested or taken into custody by police.

The court order also strips Dwight of visitation of his two young children until the next court hearing ... which is March 11. The judge will also decide at that time on whether to make the temporary restraining order a permanent one.

He was also ordered to continue to make payments on the Range Rover and its insurance for his wife, and make child support payments from a previous court order.

The two were married for three years before Monique filed for divorce in November. Dwight was arrested in 2005 for allegedly hitting Monique after she threw a phone at him. The former New York Mets star pitcher has a history of legal troubles and has been arrested numerous times, most recently in March 2010, when he was charged with DWI with a child passenger, leaving the scene of an accident and several other offenses near his New Jersey home.

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