07.13.06

Jose Canseco, G-Man

Posted in Baseball, The Law at 6:49 am by

Not since Richard Nixon made Elvis Presley his Special Investigator In Charge Of Busting The Beatles has such a terrific idea been floated.  From the New York Daily News’ Christian Red and T.J. Quinn.

Jose Canseco, baseball’s most famous whistleblower, took his turn before Mitchell investigation attorneys on Tuesday, giving up more names and making an offer the inquisitors probably didn’t expect: He wants to go to work for them.

“Until someone like Jose is part of the investigation as an investigator, they aren’t going to get much cooperation,” Canseco’s attorney, Rob Saunooke, said yesterday. “Jose could meet face to face with some of the individuals, use his own friendship with them and knowledge of them and talk with them comfortably. If Jose sits down face to face with you and reminds you of all the good times, then he says, ‘It’s time for us to come clean with these things.’”

Saunooke would not reveal the additional names Canseco gave investigators, but said his client also named front-office people who may have had knowledge of steroid use in the game. The interview was “just to detail more about what he’s already put in the book, from a player participation level, but also managers, trainers, administrators, or people who would have known or been appraised of what was going on,” Saunooke said.

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