Las Vegas Sun

October 21, 2014

Currently: 72° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Metro IDs former MLB all-star Jose Canseco as suspect in sexual assault

Image

Tom Donoghue/DonoghuePhotography.com

Former MLB all-star Jose Canseco participated in Brad Garrett’s Maximum Hope Foundation Poker Tournament at the Tropicana on Sept. 17, 2011.

After Metro Police contacted Jose Canseco on Wednesday morning about sexual assault allegations raised against him, the former Major League Baseball player publicly proclaimed his innocence.

Canseco, who now lives in Las Vegas, is considered a suspect in connection with reported sexual assault, according to a Metro news release. No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Metro Sgt. John Sheahan said officers made contact Wednesday morning with Canseco and that Canseco agreed to an interview. The interview has not taken place yet.

Police would not elaborate further.

“He’s being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, and that’s it,” Sheahan said.

Canseco was en route to Fort Worth, Texas, but before leaving Las Vegas reportedly indicated he was willing to take a lie detector test on national television to prove his innocence.

He was headed to Texas to join the Fort Worth Cats baseball club as player/coach for the team’s first homestand of the 2013 season. The Cats open their Northern League schedule against the Edinburg Roadrunners, who are managed by Ozzie Canseco, Jose Canseco’s identical twin.

Jose Canseco, a former all-star and 1988 American League Most Valuable Player, was in the majors from 1985 until 2001. The 2005 book “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big,” is Jose Canseco’s tell-all about steroids in the major leagues.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: 7 comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

  1. Comment removed by moderator. Off Topic

  2. Comment removed by moderator. Off Topic

  3. Comment removed by moderator. Off Topic

  4. Comment removed by moderator. Off Topic

  5. Comment removed by moderator. Off Topic

  6. So there are no comments, not 5.

  7. Just because Canseco is accused doesn't mean he did it. Any one of us can be accused of anything and the public , or most of it , believes we are guilty just because it was made public. Quick to judge slow to wait to hear the whole story.