Court documents allege Bonds used steroids
U.S. prosecutors allege in court documents that all-time home run king Barry Bonds tested positive for steroids in both 2000 and 2001.
The allegation was made in hundreds of pages of documents unsealed Wednesday by a federal judge in San Francisco. They are part of the government’s criminal complaint against Bonds, who is to go on trial March 2 on charges of lying to a grand jury.
Bonds told members of a grand jury in 2003 that he had never knowingly used steroids.
The court-released documents include the transcript of a taped conversation between Bonds’ personal trainer, Greg Anderson, and Bonds’ former personal assistant, Steve Hoskins.
The transcript quotes Anderson as saying the drugs he had administered to Bonds were
Bonds’ attorneys have been waging an unsuccessful legal battle to have much of the government’s case thrown out of court.