LAKE BUENA VISTA — A series of tweets by former Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco about sexual misconduct and politicians could put in jeopardy his job as a studio analyst on A’s telecasts.
Canseco posted several times Tuesday on Twitter.
What is going on with all these politicians molesting women I've been molested by several women and never complained— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) December 12, 2017
Well I mean I've been beaten by women taken advantage of by women and molested by women I never complain but it was kind of a turn-on— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) December 12, 2017
I see the difference I guess cuz I was a good-looking guy and these politicians look like a bag of boogers— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) December 12, 2017
These women complaining against sexual misconduct are just racist against ugly men— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) December 12, 2017
Why is everyone so worried about what I am saying I'm just a simple guy trying to pay my bills worry about who's running our country— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) December 12, 2017
The 53-year-old Canseco joined NBC Sports California last season for pregame and postgame shows on Oakland games. The cable network had not yet announced its broadcast crew for next season, and rejected Canseco’s remarks.
"Jose Canseco is no longer an employee with NBC Sports California. His agreement with us ended after the 2017 baseball season," the network said in a statement. "We certainly don’t agree with his comments, which do not reflect the values of our network or our team partner."
Canseco was the 1988 AL MVP with the A’s and helped them win the 1989 World Series.
He played with the then-Devil Rays in 1999-2000. He batted .279 with 34 home runs and 95 RBIs in 1999 but tailed off with only nine home runs and 30 RBIs in 61 games in 2000 before being placed on waivers and claimed by the New York Yankees.
"Mr. Canseco is not an employee of the Athletics," the team said in a statement, adding the club was "disappointed to learn" of his comments.