Jose Canseco files for bankruptcy in Nevada
Jose Canseco files for bankruptcy in Nevada.
Conseco was the 1986 American League Rookie of the Year and the 1988 league MVP with the Oakland A’s.
He also played in three consecutive world series with the Oakland A’s in 1988, 1989 and 1990 winning the 1989 games against the San Francisco Giants.
The once promising career spiraled downward and his reputation was forever marred when he admitted to using anabolic steroids. He went on to say that up to 85% of major league players took steroids which made him a pariah with his former teammates and baseball players everywhere because he named names.
He even wrote a book called, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big.
Jose Canseco further pissed people baseball fans (and New Yorkers!) off when called his short tenure with the Yankees ”the worst time of my life“.
Life goes on and Conesco appeared briefly on the Celebrity Apprentice. He left midway through because his father was ill and his Dad has since passed away.
He’s gone through a divorce and supposedly has had a lot of financial hardships. Some sites even complain that Conseco charges money to video chat with fans.
And now we hear that the good looking Jose Conesco files for bankruptcy in Nevada. How much in debt is he in you ask? A lot
According to the Las Vegas Sun, the bankruptcy filing lists less than $21,000 in assets and almost $1.7 million in liabilities, including more than $500,000 owed to the Internal Revenue Service.
All I can say to that is Wow.
How on earth did the one time baseball great end up with with so much debt and so few assets?
I read that Conseco is now with the Worcester Tornados, an independent baseball league which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. I looked them up and sure enough, Conesco is on the roster as an inactive player.
Seems like a big step down for the six-time All-Star and two-time World Series winner,
But hey, he’s in Vegas!