Charges in USA v Barry Lamar Bonds
A look at the charges a jury is considering against Barry Bonds in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, relating to his grand jury testimony on Dec. 4, 2003:
- That Bonds made false declaration before grand jury when asked ''Did you ever take any steroids he (trainer Greg Anderson) gave you?'' Bonds answered: ''Not that I know of.''
- That Bonds made false declaration before grand jury when asked whether anyone other than the team doctor and other physicians had injected him. ''No individuals like Mr. Anderson or associates of his?'' Bonds answered: ''No, no.''
- That Bonds made false declaration before grand jury when asked ''He (Anderson) never gave you anything that you understood to be human growth hormone? Did he ever give you anything like that?'' Bonds answered: ''No.''
- Obstruction of justice. At least one of the following seven statements to the grand jury was ''intentionally evasive, false and misleading'': the statements contained in counts one through three; Bonds saying Anderson always gave him ''the Clear'' and ''the Cream'' at the ballpark and not at home; Bonds saying he didn't keep track of the number of times he used those substances; that he evaded answering whether Anderson gave him anything that required a syringe; and he evaded answering whether Anderson gave him injectable testosterone.