Jose Conseco claims that he personally injected professional baseball player Rafael Palmeiro with anabolic steroids for muscle building.
Palmeiro is another baseball player to have been apparently “outed” by Jose Canseco, who claimed that he personally injected Palmeiro with steroids. In March 2005, Palmeiro appeared before a Congressional hearing to defend himself against allegations of steroid use. Under oath, Palmeiro vehemently denied ever having used performance enhancing drugs, saying “I have never used steroids, period. I don’t know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never.”
Despite his denial, Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days in August of that same year after testing positive for stanozolol, a banned substance. Palmeiro continues to deny ever knowingly taking steroids, claiming that his positive test in August came from a B12 injection.
Palmeiro was named in the 2007 Mitchell Report, but no new evidence was introduced. The report only reiterated Canseco’s allegations and Palmeiro’s failed drug test.