Ozzie Canseco gets 120 days in jail for steroids
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) -- Former major leaguer Ozzie Canseco was sentenced to 120 days in jail Tuesday for possessing an illegal anabolic steroid and a felony traffic charge.
Circuit Judge Isaac Anderson said the sentence will run at the same time as a 364-day jail term Canseco is serving in Miami for violating probation in a 2001 nightclub scuffle.
The 39-year-old former St. Louis Cardinal and twin brother of former All-Star slugger Jose Canseco pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and driving with a suspended license as a habitual traffic offender. A misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dropped.
Canseco was driving to visit his daughter in Tallahassee when police pulled him over because of his vehicle's tinted windows in May. Police said they found a used syringe with liquid residue and a half-filled medical vial in the back seat of the sports utility vehicle registered to his brother.
Ozzie Canseco was on probation when he was stopped in Charlotte County in May. His arrest and the new charges, plus leaving Broward County without permission, violated his probation.
Canseco, who appeared in court Tuesday, played briefly with Oakland and St. Louis in the early 1990s. He had a long minor-league career and played in Japan.
Jose Canseco was released from jail in August after being held for 73 days on charges, later dropped, alleging he also violated his probation by taking steroids. He spent an additional 30 days in jail earlier this year on other probation violation.
Will these two ever learn.....