Controversial ex-MLB star Jose Canseco, who was kicked out of the Mexican baseball league for use of steroids earlier this year, has found a new gig.
Miami product Canseco, 48, who played for the New York Yankees, Tampa Rays and Oakland As, among others, just became webcaster for steroid.com.
His bi-weekly show, which premiered on the site last night, is called Canseco on Steroids!
“We’ll talk about everything and anything about steroids and chemicals,” Canseco says on the program, obviously done from his home computer. “I’m not going to tell to use steroids, and I’m not going to tell you not to use steroids . . . basically, I’ll tell you the raw truth (about steroids).”
There’s little doubt Canseco’s an expert on the topic – besides the fact he wrote Juiced, an explosive book that got him ostracized from the game because it was about the use of ‘roids among baseball’s greats.
“Basically I’ve been using steroids for my whole life . . . and brought it into baseball,” Canseco says on the show. “I’ve used them all, and experimented with them.”
“(Steroid use) was to alleviate the wear and tear of a long, long season,” Canseco said on the show.
The Houston-based Steroid.com, dubbed “The World’s Most Visited Anabolic Website,” purports to be informational only but features plenty for anabolic products. The sale of steroids without a prescription is illegal in the United States.
A spokesman for the site who wouldn’t identify himself emailed a statement in which he wrote Canseco is a paid spokesman for the site but didn’t reveal how much Canseco receives.
“We picked Jose because he is passionate about the subject of PED’s and has no problem speaking his mind and saying things that most people would be afraid to say,” the site spokesman wrote.