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Recorded Conversation Shows Anderson Injected Barry Bonds with Steroids

Anyone who read Game of Shadows and paid attention to various court documents that have come to light recently knows that Barry Bonds has admitted to taking steroids. It’s common knowledge that Bonds took the cream and the clear provided by BALCO — both were steroids. So the issue isn’t whether he took steroids, it’s whether or not he “knowingly” took the steroids, which if he did, would result in a perjury charge. We also know that the federal government is pursuing this case and that they have a ridiculously high success rate when they pursue such cases (over 90%). With some court documents being released, now we know why they’re chasing the case; one transcript of a conversation shows that Bonds’ trainer Greg Anderson injected Barry with steroids. Here’s the evidence in the form of a conversation between Anderson and Bonds’ assistant, Steve Hoskins, who recorded the exchange when they were talking about cysts developing from steroid injection:

Anderson: No, what happens is, they put too much in one area, and what it does, it ‘ill, it ‘ill actually ball up and puddle. And what happens is, it actually will eat away and make an indentation. And it’s a cyst. It makes a big (expletive) cyst. And you have to drain it. Oh yeah, it’s gnarly …

Hoskins: He said his (expletive) went … that’s why he has to, he had to switch off of one cheek to the other. Is that why Barry’s didn’t do it in one spot, and you didn’t just let him do it one time?

Anderson: Oh no. I never. I never just go there. I move it all over the place.

In another part of the conversation, Anderson explains how easy it is to pass one of MLB’s administered drug tests by ostensibly using the cream and the clear (the same stuff Marion Jones used is the quote they gave). So after reading this, is there any wonder why Anderson’s in jail? Any wonder why he was refusing to speak? Any wonder why the feds are pursuing the perjury case? Any wonder if Bonds will be found innocent? You telling me he was getting injections and didn’t know it was for steroids? Uh yeah, I’m buying that like I’m buying some stock in Circuit City. Please.



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  • Jack Smith

    There are injectables that are not or were not illegal steroids. I never tried them myself, but I have read a lot about them and seen ads for them in magazines for at least 20 years.

    I am not a prohibitionist- so maybe I’m a little biased, but I never understood how something could be illegal or classified as an unknown after the fact.

  • Gene

    My goodness, what a surprise. Anderson injected Bonds multiple times. What other reason would there be for him to go to jail a few times for contempt of court because he wouldn’t testify against Barry.

    I expect Bonds and Clemens to get similar penalties, regardless of who goes first. They both allegedly took steroids and they both allegedly lied about it under oath.