Nathaniel Brooks for The New York
Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times It was an typical Monday in Albany until Jose Canseco arrived to advise about a dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.
ALBANY – He was a conduct taller than any of a inaugurated officials in a room. He wore a bedazzling pinstripe competition cloak and sunglasses. And he positively did not wish to speak about a Baseball Hall of Fame.
Jose Canseco, a former big-league slugger, former steroid user and modern-day Twitter philosopher, attempted something new on Monday: domestic activism. Naturally, he explained his motive in a Twitter message:
If Dennis Rodman can be in North Korea we can be in Albany New York with Senator Klein
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) 4 Mar 13
Mr. Canseco, 48, was referring to one of a leaders of a New York State Senate, Jeffrey D. Klein of a Bronx, who invited him here. Mr. Canseco was a marquee guest during a news discussion to foster legislation that would anathema dietary supplements containing a opiate called dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, whose reserve has been questioned.
Mr. Klein, a Democrat, pronounced that he was “so proud” that Mr. Canseco had come to a Capitol, and described him as “an impulse to immature people” who could lift recognition about a emanate of dangerous supplements.
With 7 radio cameras lerned on him, an considerable audience for an Albany news conference, Mr. Canseco warned that immature athletes were always looking for an edge, and pronounced that he wanted to assistance teach them about a dangers of supplements and performance-enhancing drugs.
“These kids are peaceful to take risks since of those $100 million contracts,” he said. “People don’t tell them, ‘Listen, we have got to be clever what we put into your body.’”
Speaking to reporters, Mr. Canseco pronounced he was gratified with how Major League Baseball had responded to a steroid era. “I’m anticipating a diversion is totally purify right now,” he said. “I consider they took really assertive steps.”
But Mr. Canseco, who is famous for oblivious about subjects as sundry as the laws of gravity and the probability of time travel, was not quite loquacious.
He finished a news discussion when a contributor asked if players who used steroids should be authorised in a Hall of Fame. “I don’t consider we’re here for that,” he said, and stepped divided from a lectern.
Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times Mr. Canseco’s brief comments did not hold on a subjects of gravity, dinosaurs or either steroid abusers go in a Hall of Fame.