Barry Bonds is in Trouble?

Evidently Federal Prosecutors have gotten a win in their investigations. Let’™s see if they turn up anything. . .

With Barry Bonds still in their sights, federal investigators probing steroids in sports can now use the names and urine samples of about 100 Major League Baseball players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

Evidently Federal Prosecutors have gotten a win in their investigations. Let’™s see if they turn up anything. . .

With Barry Bonds still in their sights, federal investigators probing steroids in sports can now use the names and urine samples of about 100 Major League Baseball players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, following a ruling Wednesday from a federal appeals court.

The 2-1 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned three lower court decisions and could help authorities pinpoint the source of steroids in baseball. It could also bolster the perjury case against the star outfielder, who is under investigation for telling a grand jury he never knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs.

Investigators seized computer files containing the test results in 2004 during raids of labs involved in MLB’™s testing program. The samples were collected at baseball’™s direction the previous year as part of a survey to gauge the prevalence of steroid use. Players and owners agreed in their labor contract that the results would be confidential, and each player was assigned a code number to be matched with his name.

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Armed with data from both labs, government officials now can match the positive test samples with the players’™ names. Those players then could be called before a grand jury and asked how they obtained their steroids. If enough testify that they got the drugs from Bonds’™ personal trainer, Greg Anderson, it could undermine Bonds’™ claim that he didn’™t know Anderson was supplying him with illegal substances.

Now if they can only indict him before he gets the record and taints baseball further.

Thursday, December 28th, 2006 by Richard Blair |
Category: General

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