Bonds Didn’t Know (?)

From CBS.Sportsline:

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds testified to a grand jury that he used a clear substance and a cream given to him by a trainer who was indicted in a steroid-distribution ring, but said he didn’t know they were steroids, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.

Bonds told the federal grand jury last year that Greg Anderson, his personal trainer, told him the substances he used in 2003 were the nutritional supplement flaxseed oil and a rubbing balm for arthritis, according to a transcript of his testimony reviewed by the Chronicle.

Um, sure. I call mule fritters on that one. I do not know about you, but I do not put anything in or on my body unless I have a pretty good idea what it does. I read labels, being alergic to MSG, and deadly allergic to scallops (which truly sux). But flaxseed oil? A rubbing balm for arthritis? Did Barry bother to maybe check with a doctor, particularly a San Fransisco Giants doctor? And what of before 2003. Bonds started becoming a big guy around 1999-2000 or so.

Bonds testified that he didn’t think any of the substances worked but kept using them out of loyalty to Anderson, the Chronicle reported. He also said he never consulted with the Giants about what Anderson gave him.

"No way … we don’t trust the ball team," Bonds said. "We don’t trust baseball. … Believe me, it’s a business. I don’t trust their doctors or nothing."

I guess he didn’t consult the team doctors. Still, innocent until proven guilty. Let’s see the drug test results, Barry.

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