July 20, 2006

No indictment for Bonds yet

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Prosecutors said on Thursday they
would not seek indictments immediately, including a possible
one involving San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, in
their probe into steroids use by professional athletes.

"Much has been accomplished to date, and we will continue
to move forward actively in this investigation -- including
continuing to seek the truthful testimony of witnesses whose
testimony the grand jury is entitled to hear," the U.S.
Attorney's Office in San Francisco said in a statement.

Bonds' lawyer, Mike Rains, had told Reuters it was possible
the baseball superstar could face criminal charges that he had
lied to a federal grand jury about steroid use.