It’s one thing to be investigated for sexual assault. It’s another thing to tweet the victim’s name for the world to see.
Former Oakland A’s slugger Jose Canseco is back in the spotlight after police announced they were investigating him for an alleged sexual assault.
But that’s far from the whole story.
The story became viral when Canseco released a series of messages on his Twitter account:
Canseco also posted the woman’s phone number, along with her picture. He later deleted tweets after seemingly recognizing what a senseless act it was in the first place.
His agent and spokeswoman had no comment on the situation when asked by the Associated Press.
Canseco is no stranger to controversy, as the AP summed up his legal troubles in recent years:
He declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year in Las Vegas, reporting less than $21,000 in assets and almost $1.7 million in liabilities, including more than $500,000 owed to the Internal Revenue Service. He listed a post office box as his address.
Canseco spent nine seasons (1985-1992, 1997) with the A’s, winning the Rookie of the Year in 1986, the MVP in 1988, and playing in six All-Star games.
He suited up for seven different teams throughout his 17-year career, and ranks 34th on the all-time home run list with 462 career big flies. However, he later admitted in a book that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his playing days.
Canseco, now 48 years old, is currently playing for the Fort Worth Cats of the independent United League.