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March 9, 2012
Jose Canseco admits to taking steroids, leaves Mexican league
Jose Canseco has been banned from playing in the Mexican League this year after allegations of drug use. Canseco refused to take a drug test recently. He then admitted to taking testosterone, which is banned, for a medical condition. "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 substanced … Don't be so quick to judge till you here the truth that's a sure sign of ignorance hatred and jealousy," he tweeted in his own defense. I’ll refrain from adding any comments to this story – this is one that stands on its own. Don

Jose Canseco has admitted to taking testosterone in the Mexican League, has left his team, and will not play there this year. Canseco reportedly refused to take a drug test, and then admitted to league officials that he was taking the substance.

We chronicled Canseco’s breakdown on Twitter two weeks ago, where the former A’s star started babbling on and on about putting on a show in batting practice, his exploits in the Golden Baseball League, and various cryptic quotes that were reminiscent of a 14 year-old Goth girl’s diary.

All I have to say is, “well done Jose!” You have successfully perpetuated the stereotype that chronic steroid abusers never truly change, and that major league teams were wise to essentially blackball you from the game after your first book was released seven years ago. It’s a sad story, but honestly, can you really for sorry for the guy? He’s a loudmouth who thinks he’s some sort of pariah. I don’t really respect him for coming out with all of his accusations, mainly because they were given with no evidence whatsoever.

This whole situation is a mess, and Canseco is a prime example of a former star who needs to disappear into the sunset as opposed to being an attention whore in the middle of our consciousness.