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Jose Canseco talks with reporters after appearing in federal court in Washington, Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Jose Canseco's tweets on sexual misconduct cost him his broadcasting job


Former Major League Baseball (MLB) star Jose Canseco has lost his broadcasting job following a series of controversial tweets about sexual misconduct.

“Jose Canseco is no longer an employee with NBC Sports California,” the regional sports broadcaster said in a statement Tuesday, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

“His agreement with us ended after the 2017 season,” the company added of Canseco, who was a pre-and-post-game analyst for Oakland Athletics contests.

“We certainly don’t agree with his comments, which do not reflect the values of our network or our team partner.”

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The Chronicle on Tuesday reported that NBC Sports California typically finalizes contracts with its baseball analysts next month.

Canseco, a former MLB outfielder and designated hitter, had been expected to rejoin NBC Sports California’s studio for the 2018 season.

The former professional athlete on Tuesday waded into recent global debate about sexual misconduct in a series of tweets.

“What is going on with all these politicians molesting women I’ve been molested by several women and never complained,” he wrote.

“Well I mean I’ve been beaten by women taken advantage of by women and molested by women I never complain but it as kind of a turn-on,” Canseco continued.

“I see the difference I guess cuz I was a good-looking guy and these politicians look like a bag of boogers. These women complaining against sexual misconduct are just racist against ugly men.”

Canseco played for the Athletics from 1986 to 1992 and again in 1997, and the franchise on Tuesday distanced itself from him.

“We were disappointed to learn of Mr. Canseco’s statements,” the team said in a statement.

“Mr. Canseco is not an employee of the Athletics and his statements do not reflect the values of our organization or those of our trusted peers.”

The last portion of 2017 has been dominated by headlines about alleged sexual misconduct by multiple men of power across several fields.

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