Canseco Calls for Major League Drug Summit

Says he can help baseball quit steroids
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2009 3:06 AM CST
Alex Rodriguez admits using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003 during an interview on ESPN.   (AP Photo/ESPN)
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(Newser) – Former slugger Jose Canseco, who blew the lid off steroid use in two controversial books, is seeking to meet with baseball commissioner Bud Selig and union head Donald Fehr to discuss his plans to run drugs out of the game, reports AP. "I think I have the ear of the nation now," Canseco said yesterday. "Everyone realizes I have not tried to create smoke and mirrors like Major League Baseball has, and the players have."

Canseco's attorney is sending a letter to Fehr and a union representative, offering the ex-slugger's assistance. Canseco, who has admitted using steroids, offered few specifics about his strategy. He has confessed in his books to introducing teammates to steroids and steroid dealers, and recounts how he injected steroids into himself and teammate Mark McGwire in bathroom stalls.
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