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Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:28 am
Edited on: March 8, 2012 12:47 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Major-league headache Jose Canseco is back in the news. This time, the 47-year-old former slugger is trying to make a comeback in the Mexican League and has reportedly been busted for a banned substance. So he's out of the league now. Yes, I'm shocked, too.

ESPN Deportes reported late Wednesday night that Canseco admitted to Mexican League president Plinio Escalante about using a banned substance that was testosterone. The Mexican League is a Triple-A affiliation to Major League Baseball, but none of the teams are connected to actual MLB clubs.

Of course, Canseco took to the Twitterverse to plead his innocence -- or, really, it was more his "non-guilt."

"How can I test positive when I never took any test don't believe everything the media tells you.the truth always comes out I am not using any illegal substance," he said.

Of course, the ESPN report noted that Canseco refused a drug test, so it didn't claim he tested positive. It just said he admitted it to the president of the league. As far as I know, the president of the league isn't in the media. But that didn't mean the world's least accountable person was done.

Here are some more tweets. I'll spare the "SIC" in the quotes, just know that these are exactly as good ol' Jose typed them into Twitter:

"Don't be so quick to judge till you here the truth that's a sure sign of ignorance hatred and jealousy."

"The truth will always be in the center of controversy"

"I don't get it the more I tell the truth the more I am hated wow we are headed for self destruction"

Then Jose got into his defense. Which seems to be that five years ago some Doctors decided he needed to be on testosterone. More awesome tweets (please note the sarcasm):

"Doctors have been monitoring me ever since to make sure my levels are normal.that's why I don't use any illegal substances its prescribed"

"All I am on is prescription medication for low testosterone .legal and very important to my health"

And then the inevitable conspiracy theory:

"Someone big wants me out of Mexico .question is who and y"

Yes, Jose, someone "big" let you into the Mexican League because it's so vastly popular worldwide and then decided to get you to admit that you're using testosterone to the league president (and if said president didn't want him in the league, why did he allow him in to begin with?).

I couldn't care less for Canseco's "defense." Playing baseball isn't a right. It's a privilege -- one he's taken for granted his entire life. Hey, at least this news provided a break in his Twitter feed from begging Billy Beane for a job or telling his girlfriend Leila how much he loves her. So there's that.

Addendum: I've noticed some people in the comments saying Jose's story makes sense -- that he has to take testosterone. That may well be, but under the rules of MLB and its affiliates, you can't take testosterone and play. Period. So he's basically admitting he did violate the rules in his "defense."

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Comments

Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:38 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

i read some comments ,---joke, pathetic, loser, sad, ---i am going to agree what a fool! he should just shutup and get out of the news .if he didn't do banned substances we probably wouldn't know he ever erxisted in baseball except that he was a mlb player.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:33 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Does he even have any balls left.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:30 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Canseco you are a big joke.Why can't you stop the jucie and try to play ball without it.Loser !!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 7:48 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

This story is so many things... funny, sad, pathetic, embarrassing... where does this guy go now?  What's left?  Casino host on an Indian Reservation maybe?  They probably wouldn't have him either.  Celebrity Rehab might get him a few dollars, and sounds like it may be appropriate anyway.



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 6:58 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Major-league headache Jose Canseco is back in the news. This time, the 47-year-old former slugger is trying to make a comeback in the Mexican League and has reportedly been busted for a banned substance.

The apocalypse is near.



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 5:55 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Man, I was having a rough day at work. It was 4:50, trying to kill the last 10 minutes, when I saw this story and all of the hilarious comments below. After LMAO for a few minutes, a feel a lot better with my life and I'm in a good mood after all the yucks. Great comments dudes!



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 5:27 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

stuckinnj4, that was funny!



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 5:24 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

     I liked Canseco better when he was getting his ass whipped in the boxing ring.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 4:41 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Getting KICKED out of mexico is the worlds biggest insult!!!!



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 4:28 pm
 

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

How big of a dick must you be to get banned from Mexico?


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