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Former Baseball Slugger Jose Canseco Accused of Sexual Assault

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Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco Jr. has been accused of sexual assault in Las Vegas, in an investigation that the former baseball slugger made public with postings on a social media website claiming that a woman falsely accused him of rape.

No arrest was made and police said no charges were immediately filed against the 48-year-old former rookie of the year.

KDFW, the Fox affiliate in Dallas, spoke with Canseco as he was arriving at LeGrave Field in Fort Worth where he is currently serving as a player and coach for the unaffiliated minor league team the Fort Worth Cats.

"That girl's completely lying," Canseco said.  "I got nothing to hide."

Word about the investigation became public after Canseco posted information about it on Twitter.

"las vegas police was just at my house i have been charged with rape," Canseco tweeted.

There was an outcry on social media as Canseco also tweeted out the name, phone number and workplace of the alleged victim.  Some of the tweets were later removed.

"I got zero to hide," Canseco said when asked why he decided to tweet about the sexual assault investigation. "Liars have everything to hide and will not polygraph.  I have nothing to hide.  I have the truth with me and that's perfect."

On numerous tweets, Canseco challenged the alleged victim to take a polygraph test.

"Truth or dare," Canseco tweeted.  "I dare u to take a polygragh on national tv.i will take one."

Officer Bill Cassell, a Las Vegas police department spokesman, wouldn't say Wednesday where the alleged attack took place.

A team spokesman with the Nathan Dwelle confirmed that Canseco was scheduled to play during the team's season home opener on Thursday.

''Right now, we're not commenting until we have all the facts,'' Dwelle said.

Dwelle said Canseco's agent, Jose Melendez, was traveling with Canseco. Melendez didn't immediately respond to a message from AP.

Canseco hit 462 career home runs and was a six-time all-star.

His book, ''Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant `Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big,'' was published in 2005.

In recent years, Canseco played for various teams in California, Arizona, Mexico and Canada.

He declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year in Las Vegas, reporting less than $21,000 in assets and almost $1.7 million in liabilities, including more than $500,000 owed to the Internal Revenue Service. He listed a post office box as his address.

Attorney Mark Segal, who represented Canseco in the bankruptcy, said the case was discharged and he hasn't spoken with Canseco in several months. Segal said he doesn't know where Canseco lives now. 

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