Facing charge, A's Canseco agrees to counseling

April 03, 1992|By Ron Kroichick | Ron Kroichick,McClatchy News Service

Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco, arrested two months ago after allegedly ramming his Porsche into his wife's BMW, has agreed to seek counseling.

Canseco, faced with an aggravated assault charge, consented to 26 one-hour sessions with a psychologist, psychiatrist or psychotherapist.

If Canseco completes the once-a-week sessions, the charge will be dropped in November. It is uncertain whether his wife, Esther, will participate in the counseling, attorneys said.

The bill for therapy will go to Canseco.

Canseco was arrested Feb. 13 in Miami after he allegedly ran into his wife's car twice, then got out and spat on her window. The BMW sustained $10,000 damage, police said.

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