Jose Canseco Shoots Off His Middle Finger While Cleaning His Handgun

Yes-way Jose… it happened. Jose with a negligent discharge:

Twenty-five years after making World Series headlines by helping the A’s win a title, former Bash Brother Jose Canseco made news of a decidedly different kind Tuesday, accidentally shooting himself at his Las Vegas home, according to his fiancée and Las Vegas Police.

He had been at the shooting range a few days earlier. He didn’t know it was loaded,” Knight told The News. “The middle finger was hanging by a thread, and I wrapped his hand in a towel and then called 911. The doctors said they would either have to amputate or do reconstructive surgery. But if they do surgery, he won’t be able to use it again. He blew away an artery and a big bone chunk.

Full Story – NYdailyNews

And here’s a RiFF Raff song called Jose Canseco just to irritate some of you guys who didn’t know RiFF exists haha:



21 responses to “Jose Canseco Shoots Off His Middle Finger While Cleaning His Handgun”

  1. Don’t worry, the steroids will help grow it back.

    1. lol

    2. how does this happen?? the comments are funny as hell though

  2. He didn’t know it was loaded?!?! Treat every firearm as if it is loaded….what an idiot.

    1. This always blows my mind.. before i even start looking at my firearms to clean them, i drop the mag (if loaded) and rack the action at least 5 times. Don’t be an idiot Jose.

      Hose B would never let this happen to him.

  3. John in AK Avatar
    John in AK

    NBC’s story on this had him ‘cleaning’ the gun, which he ‘didn’t know was loaded.’ Another news outlet said that the ‘large-caliber’ (?) handgun ‘went off.’ One had the LV cops saying that ‘no alcohol was involved, it was just a firearms mishap.’ WHY do they always say things like that that?! What is so difficult about just telling the truth: “I was being stupid and thoughtless/was drunk beyond repair [pick one], and pointed a loaded gun at an extraneous bit of my body while affirmatively pulling the trigger.”? Or, in many cases: “I was really feeling crappy due to the drugs/alcohol/depression over my life/wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/boss/dog [pick one] and was going to kill myself, but I got cold feet right at the end and shakily shot myself in the hand instead.”? And why is it nearly always the middle finger on the left hand that is the chosen sacrifice? Is it possible that the solo gunfighter is generally in the process of flipping somebody off, such as the wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/boss/dog [pick one] that is causing the angst at the moment, and subliminally selects the extended digit as the most obvious place to line up the sights?

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

  4. James Rustler Avatar
    James Rustler

    If no one has seen his reddit AMA, it is the stuff of legend. Major league asshole:

    1. Pure gold!

    2. I was going to ask if this man was retarded. your comment tells me everything i needed to know.

  5. Jim Jones Avatar

    Endo Mike is the Michael Jordan of the gun t-shirt game!

  6. Rootbeer Joe Avatar
    Rootbeer Joe

    Also relevant: because… Juice? Steroids? Fuck it :(

    1. Please don’t link garbage like that again.

    2. ENDO-Mike Avatar

      LOL RiFF!

  7. They always say they were “cleaning their gun” because that sounds better than “I was playing around with my gun”.

    1. Stan Darsh Avatar
      Stan Darsh

      Be careful. If you play around with your gun for too long, it WILL go off!

  8. i bet that was the digit he used to finger bang Madonna, and it finally fell off from rot. cleaning gun = cover story.

    1. not bad. not bad.

  9. Liar, Liar Avatar
    Liar, Liar


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  10. Wait, so if they amputated, he would be able to use it?

  11. cardsfanbj Avatar

    I guess he was trying to get himself back in the limelight somehow. Not the smartest way, but it seems to have worked.

    I’m surprised by the lack of people berating him for failing to follow the Gun Safety commandments. (Treat every gun as if it were loaded and keep it pointed in a safe direction being the key 2 here)