Jose Conseco Admits to Using Anabolic Steroids
Conseco claims some of the muscle enhancers were “legal steroids”, and he admitted administering them to several players.
In 2005, Canseco published his tell-all book titled “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big.” In his book, Canseco admitted to his own steroid use while also specifically naming teammates who had taken performance-enhancing drugs, claiming to have personally injected many of them. Canseco’s book became a New York Times bestseller and led many of his former teammates to be called to testify before various House committees.
Canseco’s post-baseball life has become something of a sideshow. He fought former child star Danny Bonaduce (who was also accused of using muscle enhancers and anabolic steroids) in January 2009, with the fight ending in a draw.
He has been arrested twice, once for aggravated assault following a brawl outside a Miami Beach nightclub, the other time for attempting to bring a fertility drug across the U.S.-Mexican border. In May 2008, his house was put into foreclosure. Canseco says that his two divorces cost him between $7 or $8 million dollars each.