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Cy Young winner Gooden released from Florida prison

Updated: November 10, 2006, 3:00 AM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former All-Star pitcher Dwight Gooden was released from prison Thursday after finishing a sentence for violating his probation by using cocaine.

Gooden, 41, walked out of the Gainesville Correctional Institution about 8:45 a.m. and will not be on probation, Corrections Department spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said.

With credit for time served in jail and in a secure drug treatment facility, Gooden's total prison time was about seven months. He had been sentenced ...

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