Shocker: Jose Canseco banned from Mexican league due to doping claim
Jose Canseco was all set to play in the Mexican League this year -- or open up a hug store or something -- but that’s on hold now. He has been banned from the league after Mexican officials said that Canseco refused to take a drug test and admitted to taking testosterone.
Wish he would have talked to me first. I would have told him to take the test and fight the results on chain-of-custody grounds. Technicalities rule.Canseco -- ignoring the fact that there is no one on the planet with less credibility than him when it comes to claims of not taking banned substances -- defended himself on Twitter last night:
Of course, testosterone is not “illegal,” it’s just banned. And he later admitted to taking it due to a medical condition, so this probably doesn’t matter. Then he said something rather chilling:
I am going to play baseball again even if I have to die trying— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) March 8, 2012
Not to be too dramatic, but watching this man rant on, unhinged, for the past couple of years, I would not be at all shocked if that’s how it actually ended.