Oakland A’s Distance From Jose Canseco Over Sexual-Assault Comments

The Oakland Athletics were forced to distance their baseball club from ex-star Jose Canseco over controversial comments he made Tuesday about sexual-assault victims. “What is going on with all these politicians molesting women I’ve been molested by several women and never complained,” the slugger-turned-analyst for NBC Sports California wrote on Twitter. “I've been beaten by women taken advantage of by women and molested by women I never complain but it was kind of a turn-on,” he continued, eventually concluding the bizarre rant with: “These women complaining against sexual misconduct are just racist against ugly men.” In a statement, the A’s front office wrote: “We were disappointed to learn of Mr. Canseco’s statements. Mr. Canseco is not an employee of the Athletics and his statements do not reflect the values of our organization.” In response, Canseco told the San Francisco Chronicle that his tweets were actually a series of “riddles.” Canseco was an integral part of the A’s lineup from 1986-1992 and again in 1997.