'The Mighty Ducks' actor Shaun Weiss marks a milestone in his drug recovery as case is dismissed

·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
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Shaun Weiss, famous for playing goalie Greg Goldberg in the 1992 movie The Mighty Ducks, is doing a lot better than the last time you saw him.

Weiss's mug shot was widely distributed in January 2020, when he was arrested for allegedly committing residential burglary while under the influence of a controlled substance. And it was not flattering. But he looks much happier in a new photo posted on Facebook by California's Yuba County, where he has graduated from drug court. County officials noted in the caption of the photo that the criminal case against him is being dismissed as a result.

Shaun Weiss has graduated from drug court. (Facebook)
Shaun Weiss has graduated from drug court. (Facebook)

"Shaun Weiss entered into the Yuba County Drug Court program on March 3, 2020. Shaun demonstrated perseverance during his recovery complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. He had to move treatment and transitional living programs on several occasions," the post read. "He underwent dental reconstructive surgery, and had a close family member suffer a serious accident during his treatment. Shaun regained employment and has been traveling across the country making guest appearances and signing autographs. He received tremendous support from friends and fans of the character, Goldberg, he played in the 1992 hit The Mighty Ducks."

It declared that Weiss, along with two other graduates of the rehabilitation program, have been "redeemed."

Weiss, who is now 42, also earned credits in several episodes of Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Freaks and Geeks and The King of Queens, as well as two of the movie sequels to the Emilio Estevez hit about a Bad News Bears-esque hockey team. He was later known for his arrests.

He reportedly wasn't invited to join the rest of The Mighty Ducks cast at a reunion earlier this year. At the time, Estevez, who played the team's coach, told Yahoo Entertainment that he was already proud of Weiss for having marked one year of sobriety and entering the drug rehab program.

"I'm terribly proud of him," Estevez said about three minutes into the video above. "As everyone knows, my family is not immune to that sort of scrutiny." (Estevez has watched his brother Charlie Sheen struggle with his own addictions.) "I do hold him in high regard and I know getting sober for him is obviously a big deal. The first leg of the journey is now under his belt and in the last photograph I saw, he looks fabulous. I'm encouraged and I'm hopeful."