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The sordid side of baseball — just before mandatory drug screening — was revealed by a parade of prosecution witnesses called to try to prove Bonds had lied when he told a federal grand jury in that he did not knowingly take performance enhancing drugs. But for all the riveting testimony, prosecutors scored only one direct hit on Bonds, said legal analysts who are following the case. An expert witness had previously testified that human growth hormones are usually injected in the stomach, and Bonds told the grand jury that his personal trainer had never injected him.
She also discussed how Bonds became verbally abusive and said that his physique changed, offering a lurid description of his shrinking testicles, back acne, scalp hair that fell out and chest hair that turned gray. Such mental and physical symptoms are associated with steroid use. Prosecutors allege Bonds lied when he told a federal grand jury in that he never knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs.
Barry Bonds ' former girlfriend testified Monday that the ex-Giant confessed to her that he was using steroids, contending that "other players" were also using drugs to succeed in big-league baseball. Kimberly Bellwho says she dated the ballplayer for nine years, told the jury in Bonds' perjury trial that baseball's home run champion blamed a career-threatening elbow injury on his steroid use. The drugs "somehow caused the muscles and tendons to grow faster than they could handle and the elbow somehow blew out," Bell said Bonds told her after the baseball season.
We'll have comprehensive analysis on SportsNet Central tonight. The greatest hitter of his era threatened "to cut my head off and leave me in a ditch," she said. She also discussed how Bonds became verbally abusive and said that his physique changed, offering a lurid description of his shrinking testicles, back acne, scalp hair that fell out and chest hair that turned gray.
Federal prosecutors don't want Barry Bonds ' lawyers to argue that the government spent too much money in their seven-year probe of the former Giants outfielder's suspected use of steroids. Bonds' lawyers, meanwhile, are eager to stop his former girlfriend from testifying about Bonds' temper - including an occasion on which he allegedly threatened to kill her. In pre-trial filings made Monday, both sides asked trial Judge Susan Illston to set limits on the testimony and evidence that jurors can consider when baseball's home run champion goes to trial on perjury charges March 21 in U.
An often tearful Kimberly Bell told the U. Bell told the court that Bonds admitted to her that he was using steroids when she asked him about an injury to his elbow. A model who posed nude in Playboy magazine in NovemberBell was called as a witness for the prosecution.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Arthur Ting, and his former business partner, Steve Hoskins. Prosecutors had hoped to use the recording to win back some of the momentum they lost last week when Ting directly contradicted Hoskins, who was a star witness and claimed the pair had repeatedly discussed the home run king and steroids.