TMZ reports that the actor has both made it through his court-ordered drug program and had his criminal case thrown out. The District Attorney’s Office in Yuba County, California applauded Weiss for completing the program, delineating his struggles and successes in a statement.
The DA’s office said Shaun has “demonstrated perseverance during his recovery complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. He had to move treatment and transitional living programs on several occasions. 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,” the DA’s office continued. “He received tremendous support from friends and fans of the character, Goldberg, he played in the 1992 hit The Mighty Ducks.”
Weiss coped with addiction for years. He began the program in March 2020 after he was caught for residential burglary. Last January, police discovered him attempting to swipe items from a car in a home garage.
His success in the program led the judge to toss the case, and he also received a certificate for his achievement.
As mentioned by the DA, Weiss had dental surgery during the program, with his dentist, Dr. Gabe Rosenthal telling Page Six in September that Weiss is “just a great guy.” Rosenthal continued, “He’s putting his weight back on. He is so much more confident. … He’s ready to go. He feels better. Every time I see him he gains a few more pounds. His face is filling out, he’s smiling like crazy now.”
“Weiss has to stay sober. That’s number one,” he added. “Hopefully, he can keep fighting the good fight.”