Baseballer02 wrote:What I think is funny is that before, Bonds supporters were always "There's no proof he used steroids!!." But now that this has been released, it's now "Well....they weren't banned at the time!!!."
Do you guys believe everything you read in the paper? Or just what you want? This same joke of a newspaper, the chronical came out with the same accusations two months ago, and not one other newspaper was able to confirm it. The federal government has been investigating Barry Bonds for two years. The Undercover agent who wore the tap came out and said so himself. So for the last two years, they have no evidence on Barry himself. ZIP, NADA. All circumstanial. Doesn't that strike anybody kinda funny? The federal government might as well have busted Barry's gardner for dope smoking and claimed that dope helps Barry relax more at the plate more. Maybe if they got his maid on a crystal meth charge they could claim that Barry must have used it too, thats how come his bat is so fast !! Give me a break. Two years? And the only "Evidence" they have is leeks by an unnamed source, off an IRS agents "unrecorded" converstaion. And how come he/she just happens to leak it to the newspaper that has spurned Barry his entire career?
Just so we are up to speed .... This is the "New News"
Opening Paragraph of Contra Costa Times wrote:A report that is said to name more than 20 athletes, including Giants star Barry Bonds and Olympic sprinter Marion Jones, as receiving steroids from Burlingame's Balco Laboratories has set the stage for a courtroom battle over a federal investigator's allegations
The report has been the apparent source of leaks, identifying Bonds and other baseball players of having received banned drugs, as well as a magazine article's characterization of Conte as having confessed to authorities
The Mercury News has learned that the document summarizes an Internal Revenue Service investigator's interview of Balco president Victor Conte Jr.
Many of the athletes named, testified last year before a grand jury investigating Balco. So far, no athletes have been charged
Anything you say can and will be used against you wrote:"Mr. Conte adamantly denies any discussion with any agent concerning the steroid use of any specific track-and-field athlete or baseball player. It is fabrication.""It is Mr. Conte's adamant contention that he told the agents that he had no knowledge of Anderson's relationships with any specific baseball players regarding steroids. Again, fabrication."
Contra Costa Times wrote:"The government comes in on this kind of an investigation with 25 or more agents, they come in with scientists, with helicopters, guns and flak jackets, but they somehow forget to bring a tape recorder," Holley said. "So that any statements which are made or any comments which are made or not made, they are able to put their own spin on it."
And now all the major presses are running with this as some major breaking news. I hope that once this clears, that there are a few "defamation of character" lawsuits filed at a certain newspaper. anybody know one in particular?