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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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Posted on: March 20, 2012 10:46 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2012 10:50 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

darrenball1:  Does he even have any balls left.

Please keep your fantasies to yourself.  There are children on these boards.

Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2012 8:06 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

So what your saying in your Addendum is that no matter what the ailment MLB will not allow someoone to take certain prescribed medication to better his health?  That's ridiculous.  The man has been feeding you media bone heads what you wanted to hear for the last 10 or so years.  You should be thanking him. 

Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2012 6:54 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Right on droukis and 99 RAMS. This guy is like an ex-girlfriend who won't go away and he obviously does not have a plan B in life.

Since: Mar 10, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2012 6:37 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Sometimes the best way to treat a story about a formerly talented guy who abused the system and himself is to just ignore him. The last thing we need is this guy in the news unless he was actually doing something good. Since that seems unlikely why don't we just pretend we never heard of him and pass on these kinds of stories.

Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2012 12:29 am

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

this clown will not just GO AWAY!

Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:45 pm

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Anybody who has been around the gym knows a "doctor" or knows somebody who knows a "doctor" that will prescribe testosterine. Don't be fooled by this guy who has cheated his way through his entire career. He obviously under appreciates the baseball fans knowledge. I am so done with this guy....Maybe he can go to the Cuban national team, I am sure they have "doctors" who can help him there.

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:36 pm

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

; Compton, nothing looks more stupid than some wannabe thug trying to be ghetto in print.

Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 9:09 pm

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

Wow when you are ruled out of the Mexican League you have really sunk to an absolute new low. 

My guess is that Jose did this with a purpose maybe to write a follow up to he worst seller he has previously penned. All in the name of publicity. 

Since: Jan 23, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:43 pm

Report: Canseco out for banned substance

if y'all can't follow da rulez in da mexican league then yo a guaranteed failure in life...............COMPTON

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