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    ESPN.com

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds received steroids and human growth hormone from a nutritional supplements lab implicated in a steroid-distribution ring, according to information given to federal investigators, the San Francisco Chronicle reported late Monday on its Web site.


    Investigators also were told that New York Yankees stars Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield, as well as three other major leaguers and one NFL player, were given steroids, the newspaper reported.


    Bonds' personal trainer, Greg Anderson, gave the players the drugs from the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, according to information given to the government and shared with the newspaper.


    The newspaper stated that its information did not "explicitly state" that the athletes used the steroids after obtaining them.


    Bonds, Giambi and Sheffield, all of whom testified last fall before the grand jury that indicted four men in the alleged steroid-distribution ring, have denied steroid use. The three men declined comment Monday when contacted by the newspaper.


    "We continue to adamantly deny that Barry was provided, furnished or supplied any of those substances at any time by Greg Anderson," Bonds' attorney Michael Rains told the newspaper.


    Sheffield's attorney, Paula Canny, told the paper: "Gary Sheffield has never knowingly ingested a steroid ... and Gary Sheffield has never knowingly applied an anabolic steroid cream to his body."


    Prosecutors released documents last month saying Anderson told federal agents he gave steroids to several professional baseball players. None of those players was identified in those documents.


    Anderson's attorney, Tony Serra, said last Friday that Bonds "never took anything illegal" and that the slugger was offered -- but rejected -- a substance at the heart of the government's case against the four indicted men.


    That substance, according to government documents, was the recently unmasked steroid THG.


    Anderson has been charged with participating in a steroid-distribution ring that provided performance-enhancing drugs to professional athletes. Also charged have been BALCO founder Victor Conte and the lab's vice president, James Valente, as well as track coach Remi Korchemny.


    All four have pleaded not guilty and are free on bond.


    The Chronicle reported that two of Bonds' former teammates -- Marvin Benard of the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City catcher Benito Santiago -- and former Oakland infielder Randy Velarde also received performance-enhancing drugs, as did Oakland Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski.


    An anonymous source told the Chronicle that Anderson provided Bonds with steroids and human growth hormone as far back as 2001, when the slugger hit 73 homers to break the single-season record. Bonds has 658 career homers -- 97 shy of Hank Aaron's career mark.

  • #2
    There's a BIG surprise :rolleyes:

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    • #3
      and so it begins.
      Are you on the list?

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      • #4
        I'd like to hear McGwire's comments on the steroid usage by Giambi. Then again, I won't hold my breath waiting for his comments.

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        • #5
          They did it.

          Look at what their lawyers said:

          "We continue to adamantly deny that Barry was provided, furnished or supplied any of those substances at any time by Greg Anderson," Michael Rains, an attorney for Bonds, said Monday. He also questioned the credibility of the source familiar with the trainer.

          Other attorneys interviewed Monday answered in the same vein.

          Sheffield's attorney Paula Canny said, "Gary Sheffield has never knowingly ingested a steroid ... and Gary Sheffield has never knowingly applied an anabolic steroid cream to his body."
          Bonds guy never says he didn't do it. Notice how it specifies one person.

          Sheffield's guy says knowingly. That's an out.

          Original Chron Article

          I think we know see why baseball wanted the policy it adopted.

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          • #6
            In related news, Bonds' hat size for this season is 9 1/2
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            • #7
              Originally posted by BringBackZezel@Mar 2 2004, 09:18 AM
              In related news, Bonds' hat size for this season is 9 1/2
              Dude. Can. Fly.

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              • #8
                Giambi and Sheff aren't commenting today.

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                • #9
                  First, Bonds bulks up at an alarming rate.

                  Then Bonds breaks HR record.

                  Then Bonds Trainer/steroid supplier gets busted

                  Then Bonds denies he did anything wrong.

                  Then Bonds is proven to have received "steroid shipments".

                  I missed the part where this was surprising news.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BringBackZezel@Mar 2 2004, 09:18 AM
                    In related news, Bonds' hat size for this season is 9 1/2
                    What, did he quit using.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lazydaze+Mar 2 2004, 11:49 AM-->
                      QUOTE(lazydaze @ Mar 2 2004, 11:49 AM)

                    • #12
                      Originally posted by BringBackZezel+Mar 2 2004, 11:50 AM-->
                      QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Mar 2 2004, 11:50 AM)
                      Originally posted by [email protected] 2 2004, 11:49 AM

                    • #13
                      I think Giambi is the one to question right now. Did you see his stats (or lack thereof) last year? Supposedly his "vision" was bad. Yeah.

                      Once guys stop the steroids can they stay that size with a strict regiman?

                      Sosa, for example, got bigger, but he normally stays healthy and supposedly is even bigger this year.

                      Sheff doesn't strike me as a huge guy but perhaps.
                      Dude. Can. Fly.

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                      • #14
                        Giambi dropped a lot of bulk...Barry's body is roughly the same size...

                        Who took it again?

                        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by 007@Mar 2 2004, 11:59 AM
                          Giambi dropped a lot of bulk...Barry's body is roughly the same size...

                          Who took it again?
                          One certainly wonders.

                          Did Mac's head get huge as the rest of his body did? That's Bonds' undoing. Unless he did headlifts or some exercise I'm not aware of.

                          Giambi is certainly in the spotlight.
                          Dude. Can. Fly.

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