Feds To Bonds: You Lied
Barry Lamar Bonds, or Mr. Happy to scores of sports journalists, has been indicted for perjury and obstruction by federal prosecutors for his denial of steroid use during the BALCO investigation, which took place in 2003. This means it took four years for the feds to determine whether or not he was lying and judging by the charges, it’s safe to say you can add the US Government to the list of people who think Bonds used performance-enhancers to break Hank Aaron’s overall home run record.
The fact that it took them so long to reach their decision is puzzling. However, the indictment reveals the Feds have evidence Bonds tested positively for steroids, something Major League Baseball has never been able to boast. Of course, Bonds’ lawyer is skeptical about the whole thing:
“I’m surprised,” said John Burris, one of Bonds’ attorneys, “but there’s been an effort to get Barry for a long time. “I’m curious what evidence they have now they didn’t have before.”
Well John, if they have a positive result, that’s more than they had before and that probably takes the wind out of your defense’s sails. The next question is if the positive is indeed true, will Bud Selig adjust the record books to reflect Barry’s cheating ways?
Thanks Feds, you are exactly one season too late.