Jose Canseco was reviled and ridiculed for his wild accusations in Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big. One of his accusations was that he injected Rafael Palmeiro with steriods. Which Palmeiro vehemently denied, complete with finger pointing, when he testified under oath at congressional hearings. “I have never used steroids. Period,” Palmeiro told Congress. But the recent revelations that Palmeiro tested positive for steriods and has been suspended by Major League Baseball call into question the accuracy of those statements. In fact, congressional leaders are looking into whether Palmeiro may be guilty of perjury.
All of which is good news to Jose Canseco. There were reports that his advance on Juiced was as low as $300,000 which ain’t a bad price for the publisher to spend for a big time book that stayed on the bestseller list for quite a while. Now, the Miami Herald is reporting that “Canseco’s attorney, Robert Saunooke, closed a deal to publish Canseco’s second book, which will have more revelations on steroid use. It’s due out by the end of the year.” The report also said Canseco is talking to NBC about a role on a sitcom.
Bet he’s getting a bit more money up-front this time.