Texas Owner: Juan-Gone "Probably" Doped

Gonzalez is Rangers' boss biggest regret
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jun 21, 2007 4:35 AM CDT
Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks announces the firing of general manager Doug Melvin during a press conference held Sunday afternoon, October 7, 2001, at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – Texas owner Tom Hicks says he suspected slugger Juan Gonzalez had used steroids, judging from his body's early and expeditious breakdown. Hicks bemoaned his $24 million, two-year investment, which resulted in 152 games and 32 home runs during 2002-03. "We just gave that money away," he said.

Ex-Ranger and celebrated stoolie Jose Canseco also suggested Gonzalez used performance-enhancers in his 2005 tell-all book. The hitter's agent opined that Hicks's comments were "irresponsible," but commissioner Bud Selig will not discipline the owner for his remarks.