Saturday, February 7, 2009

Jose Canseco, truth teller

A test that the slugger Alex Rodriguez took as part of Major League Baseball’s 2003 drug-testing program revealed the presence of performance-enhancing drugs, according to two people with knowledge of the results. ...

Just a year ago, Rodriguez was forced to confront accusations from José Canseco that he had used steroids. In Canseco’s second book on steroids in baseball, “Vindicated,” Canseco wrote that in the late 1990’s he introduced Rodriguez to a trainer he identified as Max who was a “fan of steroids.” Canseco said that Max, later told him that Rodriguez had “signed on.”

Rodriguez denied Canseco’s assertions.
--Michael S. Schmidt, NYT, on somebody whose credibility grows with each passing year

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