Jose Canseco was pulled over by police in Nevada on Wednesday evening. You are probably wondering “what’s so unusual about that – and why is it newsworthy?”
Based on Jose Canseco’s police record over the past 25 years, you would be right to wonder. But this time, the police officers discovered something strange, even for Canseco.
Canseco was transporting a goat in the back of his car. OK, unusual – but so what? The point of this particular story is that the goat was wearing a diaper!
Canseco tweeted about the incident: “Just got pulled over with goats in the car. The cop laughed at our poor goats.” He told his thousands of Twitter followers that he and model Leila Knight got some fainting goats and even asked for name suggestions.
He located the goats on the Internet and set out to buy them and bring them home to join what he refers to as his zoo of four dogs and tortoises. Canesco said that he and Knight wanted the animals to act in place of children until they have their own. He was stopped just two hours after buying them.
His explanation for possessing the goats is that he is shooting a documentary on the animals. In order to take the “children” analogy to its logical conclusion, Conesco and Knight are planning to adopt them!
Jose Canseco, 49, was born in Cuba and played Major League Baseball between 1985 and 2001. As indicated at the beginning of this article, he is no stranger to the police and the legal system.
According to Wikipedia, the timeline of his “rap-sheet” looks like this:
In February 1989. Canseco was arrested for reckless driving after allegedly leading an officer on a 15-mile chase. He was found guilty and fined $500.
On April 11, 1989, Canseco was arrested in California for carrying a loaded semi-automatic pistol in his car. He was released on $2,500 bail and pled no contest.
On February 13, 1992, he was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly ramming his then-wife Esther’s BMW with his Porsche.
On March 19, 1992, Canseco pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault and later underwent counseling and fulfilled a community-service requirement.
In November 1997, Canseco was arrested for hitting his then-wife, Jessica.
In January 1998, he pled no contest and was sentenced to one year probation and required to attend counseling.
In October 2001, Canseco and his brother, Ozzie, got into a fight with two California tourists at a Miami Beach nightclub that left one man with a broken nose and another needing 20 stitches in his lip; both were charged with two counts of aggravated battery. The brothers both pled guilty and received both probation and community service.
In March 2003, Canseco missed a court appearance while in California working out a custody dispute over his 6-year-old. The judge revoked his probation and sentenced him to two years under house arrest followed by three years probation.
In June 2003, Canseco was arrested at his home for probation violation after he tested positive for steroids. Canseco spent a month in jail without bail.
In May 2008, Canseco revealed that he had lost his house in Encino, California to foreclosure saying his two divorces had cost him $7 to $8 million each.
On October 10, 2008, Canseco was detained by immigration officials at a San Diego border crossing as he tried to bring a fertility drug from Mexico. He stated the drug was to help with his hormone replacement therapy, needed due to his use of steroids.
On November 4, 2008, Canseco pled guilty in Federal court and was sentenced to 12 months’ unsupervised probation by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks.
On May 22, 2013, Canseco was named as a suspect in a rape allegation in Las Vegas. He broke the news himself on twitter, denying the allegations and posting pictures and defamatory information about his accuser.
On June 7, 2013, Canseco was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation. He was never charged.
Compared to this list, Jose Canseco’s goats in diapers adventure indicates that he must have mellowed as he has grown older,