NBC Sports California Drops Jose Canseco After Twitter Rant On Sexual Harassment
NBC Sports California yesterday severed ties with Jose Canseco after a "series of bizarre tweets about sexual harassment," while the A’s also "quickly distanced themselves" from his comments, according to Susan Slusser of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Canseco, who served as a pre- and postgame analyst for the net's A's coverage last year, yesterday tweeted, “These women complaining against sexual misconduct are just racist against ugly men.” He followed up with six related tweets that "mentioned being beaten and molested by women as 'kind of a turn on.'" NBC Sports California, which "typically finalizes contracts with baseball analysts in January, made it clear that Canseco will not be returning." He had "been expected to be part of the studio crew" for the '18 season. Canseco via text message said, “If people can’t take a joke, that’s ridiculous. What I’m saying really has no meaning. Those tweets don’t even make any sense, they’re a bunch of riddles” (S.F. CHRONICLE, 12/13).