Sentence leveled for steroid, traffic offenses

Updated: November 18, 2003, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Former major leaguer Ozzie Canseco was sentenced to four months in jail Tuesday for possessing an illegal anabolic steroid and driving with a suspended license.

The sentence will run at the same time as a one-year jail term Canseco is serving in Miami for violating probation in a 2001 nightclub scuffle, Judge Isaac Anderson said.

Canseco, the twin brother of former All-Star Jose Canseco, appeared in court Tuesday. He had pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and driving with a suspended license as a habitual traffic offender.

Ozzie Canseco played briefly with Oakland and St. Louis in the early 1990s. He had a long minor league career and played in Japan.

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