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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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Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 10:27 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

He's probably going to write yet another book likely titled "juicing in Mexico" naming the other players who dope in the Mexican League.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 10:27 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Now THAT is funny stuff.  Banned from a mexican league for doping??  Keep 'em coming Canseco!

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 10:20 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Jose Canseco is a clown. He shouldn't be allowed to play baseball anywhere.
All that man does is stir up contraversy in America's game. Who cares what happens in Mexico baseball? 
Good riddens and take your Bash Brother McGuire with you and do more roids bash each other!!!!!
Cheaters never win and winners never cheat!!!!!!! 

Since: Mar 8, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 10:17 am
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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:56 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

It's not uncommon for steroid users to stop producing testosterone naturally.  He is 47 years old.  Testosterone naturally begins to decline at age 40 and it is even worse for an ex user.  Doctors prescribe testosterone to get people back to a safe range after they test extremely low.  He admitted taking a prescribed testosterone for his low levels.  I don't think he should be crucified for telling the truth. 

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:44 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

A better defense would have been to say that was his brother talking to the league Prez and not him. How bad is it when MEXICO bans you for doping?! Illegal substances are practically in the water there! So much for the return of La Flama Blanca! He'll be running cock fights down in Tiajuana soon enough...BIG RED! lol

Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:27 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance


Next book, "Canseco and Braun, the World is Ours"

What is this "mystery testorone" that juicers have moved too?

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:15 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Alright, I know I'm not the only one who just wants Jose Canseco to just go away.  I'm tired of the act and the "poor pity me" routine.  So why is the media even covering this schmuck?  He has no relevance to the sport of baseball anymore and should be afforded the attention he deserves-- none.  In terms of things I don't want to hear about anymore I rank this right up there with whether or not cast members of the Jersey Shore are capable of procreation-- a frightening thought in and of itself.  Stop reporting on losers like this, Matt Snyder.  Do us all a favor.

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:43 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

"I don't get it....."

The truest, most accurate thing Jose Canseco has ever said.

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