(LAS VEGAS) — Outspoken former Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco is being investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman.
The LVMPD said in a statement Wednesday, “Jose Conseco has been named as the suspect in this investigation. At this time no charges have been filed and our investigation remains ongoing.”
Authorities said Canseco, 48, has agreed to be interviewed about the accusations.
Canseco maintained his innocence in a series of tweets that have since been deleted. In one tweet, Canseco named his accuser, asking her, “Will u take a polygraph cause I will.”
Canseco, a prolific home run hitter who played much of his 17-year career with the Oakland A’s, has freely admitted taking steroids to enhance his performance while alleging that many other stars during his playing days did the same.
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