02.27.05

Haters Of Freedom Persecute Best-Selling Author

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ESPN.com on threats against baseball’s Salmon Rushdie, Jose Canseco.

Jose Canseco’s book “Juiced” is generating more than its share of controversy. It’s also provoking death threats.

The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday than an e-mail death threat submitted through Canseco’s Web site forced Canseco to halt his book-signing tour.

Canseco’s attorney Robert Saunooke told the paper the FBI is investigating the threat and has identified the sender of the e-mail with help from AOL.

“We are not taking the threat lightly,” Saunooke told the paper. “It’s not that I believe Jose is in immediate danger. He’s a black belt in three different kinds of karate, so he can take care of himself.

No truth to the rumor that the offending e-mail came from the address “wilsonalvarez@aol.com”.

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