New York Met pitcher Dwight Gooden, sensitive to rumors that he might be involved with drugs, says he will ask for a drug-testing clause in his next contract.
Gooden, the National League's Cy Young Award winner in 1985, told the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune in an article published Tuesday that he has never taken drugs and does not have a problem with alcohol, either.
"Beer is what I drink and not much of that," said Gooden, who posted a 17-6 regular-season record in 1986. "Wine makes me sick. Drugs? No. I never use them and I never will."
Gooden said he has asked his agent, Jim Neader, to request a drug-testing clause in his new contract with the Mets.