Jose Canseco, never one to hold his tongue, vigorously denied sexual-assault allegations against him.
Las Vegas police are investigating an alleged incident, but the former major league slugger wasn't arrested, and no charges have been filed. Canseco went on Twitter on Wednesday to dispute a woman's statement that he assaulted her, and he went a step further Thursday.
Speaking to reporters in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was set to play for the Fort Worth Cats of the independent United League, Canseco said, according to Fox Sports Southwest, "I think you guys have to realize one thing -- I don't have to rape a woman. I think it's ridiculous. We're putting together polygraph examinations and trust in me, the truth will always come out. And when I do these polygraphs, it's almost laughable for an individual to say I raped them and drugged them at the same time."
He added, "You guys don't know me at all, but my close friends, my ex-wives, my ex-girlfriends will testify on my behalf that the way the media's portrayed me, and the way they're trying to portray me here, it's not even close to being me."
Canseco hit 462 home runs while playing for seven big-league teams from 1985 to 2001.