Jose Canseco Arrested for Drug Smuggling: Ex-Major League Baseball player and steroid snitch, Jose Canseco was arrested, Thursday of last week for drug smuggling. On Tuesday, Canseco was charged with a federal misdemeanor offense of trying to bring an illegal drug across from the Tijuana, Mexico border. What MLB team has the best Online Sports Betting Odds of winning the 2008 World Series: Rays, Red Sox, Phillies or Dodgers?
According to his attorney, Gregory Emerson, Canseco was detained at San Diego’s San Ysidro border crossing after federal agents found human chorionic gonadotropin — which is illegal without a prescription — in his vehicle. The Tampa Bay Rays along with the Boston Red Sox are currently the Sports Odds favorites to win the 2008 World Series, at +175.
Canseco was charged with “introduction into interstate commerce of a misbranded drug”. If convicted, Canseco faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for November 4th, 2008. The Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds of winning the 2008 World Series are 3rd best, at +300.
Canseco refused to comment on the charges after leaving a downtown courthouse. The drug is currently banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. According to various reports, "human chorionic gonadotropin" helps restore production of testosterone lost in steroid users.
When asked of the use of the drug by reporters, Canseco’s attorney replied, “That’s what they say,” and refused to comment any further. Canseco admitted to using steroids in a 2005 book that also alleged steroid use by other baseball players. Of the remaining teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the worse Betting Odds of winning the 2008 World Series at, +350.