Bonds: Admire or Condemn?
AP - No indictment was returned Thursday against Barry Bonds, though a new grand jury will be convened to consider possible perjury and tax-evasion charges against the star slugger as part of the ongoing federal probe into steroids. ...
Although Bonds was promised immunity as long as he told the truth, doubts soon surfaced.
- His former girlfriend, Kimberly Bell, testified the slugger told her he had used steroids, according to Bell's lawyer. Bonds' attorney accused Bell of trying to extort money from Bonds and using the platform to promote a book that never was published.
- IRS agent Jeff Novitzky, lead investigator in the steroids probe, said in court filings that BALCO founder Victor Conte told him Bonds used "the clear" on a regular basis.
- Federal agents who raided Anderson's house seized doping calendars, price lists and other documents pointing to Bonds' use of steroids and human growth hormone. Federal prosecutors say they need Anderson, in part, to interpret the calendars, which seem to spell out Bonds' schedule for using performance-enhancing drugs. ...
Will Bud Selig turn his head to these accusations or will he put his foot down and stand up for major league baseball?
How would baseball be affected if Bonds were permitted to walk?
What would fans feel about Bond’s records if he were allowed to continue?
Where is Pete Rose today?
What should the indictment be?