Friday, November 16, 2007

Barry Bonds Indicted!!

It appears that Barry Bond's home run record might just be `tainted' after all. Instead of going to the Hall Of Fame, Bonds may be headed for a jail cell.

Bonds could face up to 30 years on felony charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in the BALCO case, which involved a Bay area company that illegally sold steroids.

The indictment charges Bonds with lying under oath when he said that he didn't knowingly take steroids from his personal trainer Greg Anderson, who was `affiliated with BALCO' in the words of the indictment. He also testified that he never took steroids during the 2001 season when Bonds was chasing the single season home-run record.

Anderson, by the way, spent a year in jail for refusing to testify in the BALCO case...and was recently released, which could mean something.

"During the criminal investigation, evidence was obtained including positive tests for the presence of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing substances for Bonds and other athletes," the indictment reads.

We'll have to see how this plays out in court. The feds have reportedly been working on this indictment for four years, so I doubt they're just throwing this out there to see if it sticks. I'd think that the biggest problem with the case would be to prove that Bonds knowingly ingested anabolic steroids, which would mean that Anderson's testimony might be crucial, if it happens..or that the Feds have someone else on tap who can give evidence that Bonds was in on it.

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