Jose Canseco accused of taking testosterone in Mexican League, says it’s for a medical condition
Jose Canseco and performance-enhancing drugs go together like peanut butter and jelly. We all know that. Whether it be admitting to taking steroids during his playing days or trying to out everyone else who did in his best-selling book, Canseco has become a poster child for illegal substances. Now 47 years old and playing in the Mexican Baseball League, he has once again been accused of doping.
According to ESPN Deportes, the president of the Mexican League, Plinio Escalante, has confirmed Canseco took a banned substance which he does not have a prescription for. The report says that banned substance is testosterone, which Canseco admitted to taking on his Twitter account Wednesday. However, he claims he has a prescription.
“How can I test positive when I never took any test don’t believe everything the media tells you,” he wrote. “The truth always comes out I am not using any illegal substances. Don’t be so quick to judge till you here the truth that’s a sure sign of ignorance hatred and jealousy.
“Did anyone watch the A&E special last shot Jose Canseco about 5 years ago when doctors put me on testosterone therapy because I can’t produce my own? 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. I have normal levels of testosterone like any one else thanks to the doctors.
“(You) should all get checked for low testosterone over 40. It leads to heart disease depression metabolic Syndrome diabetes cognitive disorders.”
A denial and some advice from Jose? It must be our lucky day. Canseco also told a user who tweeted at him that he has to take testosterone medication as a result of all the doping he did during his playing days, adding that the players who took steroids were “young and dumb” and knew the consequences of their actions.
Canseco has really ramped up his “woe is me” efforts lately. A little over a week ago, he apologized for writing the book Juiced and said it haunts him and gives him nightmares. I’m sure the money Jose made off of the book means nothing to him.