Canseco: McGwire is still lying

Jose Canseco says that his former bash brother Mark McGwire is still lying about his use of steroids.


“I’ve defended Mark, I know a lot of good things about him,” Canseco told ESPN 1000 radio in Chicago on Tuesday. “I can’t believe he just called me a a liar. Umm, there’s something very strange going on here.

“I even polygraphed that I injected him, and I passed it completely. So I want to challenge him on national TV to a polygraph examination. I want to see him call me a liar under a polygraph examination.”

In Canseco’s 2005 book, “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big,” Canseco claimed he introduced McGwire and other stars to steroids and performance-enhancing drugs. He wrote about injecting himself and McGwire in bathroom stalls, and how the effects of the drugs were the reason he hit 462 career home runs.

“Jose is out there doing what he’s doing, but I’m not going to stoop down to his level,” McGwire told ESPN on Tuesday. “None of that stuff happened. He knows it. I know it. I’m not going to stoop down to that level.”

What chaps my hide most about McGwire is that he admitted taking steroids, yet he had the nuggets to tell everyone that they didn’t help make him a better hitter. That’s a flat out lie and he knows it. He didn’t take steroids to recover from injuries – he took them so he could hit 500-foot home runs and break records.

Canseco has his own agenda when it comes to steroids in baseball, but I’ll believe him over anything McGwire says. At least when Canseco finally admitted that he juiced, he confessed everything – unlike McGwire, who would have us believe that he only used them to help bounce back from injuries.

Give me a break.

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