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"CNNSI reports: damning evidence of Bonds and STEROIDS"
Tue Mar-07-06 12:34 PM by smutsboy

  

          

lol @ the idiots here who said he didn't use.
i see yall.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/baseball/mlb/03/06/news.excerpt/index.html

Bonds exposed
Shadows details superstar slugger's steroid use
Posted: Tuesday March 7, 2006 12:55PM

NEW YORK (SI.com) -- Beginning in 1998 with injections in his buttocks of Winstrol, a powerful steroid, Barry Bonds took a wide array of performance-enhancing drugs over at least five seasons in a massive doping regimen that grew more sophisticated as the years went on, according to Game of Shadows, a book written by two San Francisco Chronicle reporters at the forefront of reporting on the BALCO steroid distribution scandal.

(An excerpt of Game of Shadows that details Bonds' steroid use appears exclusively in the March 13 issue of Sports Illustrated, which is available on newsstands beginning on Wednesday. The book's publication date is March 27.)

The authors, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, describe in sometimes day-to-day, drug-by-drug detail how often and how deeply Bonds engaged in the persistent doping. For instance, the authors write that by 2001, when Bonds broke Mark McGwire's single-season home-run record (70) by belting 73, Bonds was using two designer steroids referred to as the Cream and the Clear, as well as insulin, human growth hormone, testosterone decanoate (a fast-acting steroid known as Mexican beans) and trenbolone, a steroid created to improve the muscle quality of cattle.

BALCO tracked Bonds' usage with doping calendars and folders -- detailing drugs, quantities, intervals and Bonds' testosterone levels -- that wound up in the hands of federal agents upon their Sept. 3, 2003 raid of the Burlingame, Calif., business.

Depending on the substance, Bonds used the drugs in virtually every conceivable form: injecting himself with a syringe or being injected by his trainer, Greg Anderson, swallowing pills, placing drops of liquid under his tongue, and, in the case of BALCO's notorious testosterone-based cream, applying it topically.

According to the book, Bonds gulped as many as 20 pills at a time and was so deeply reliant on his regimen that he ordered Anderson to start "cycles" -- a prescribed period of steroid use lasting about three weeks -- even when he was not due to begin one. Steroid users typically stop usage for a week or two periodically to allow the body to continue to produce natural testosterone; otherwise, such production diminishes or ceases with the continued introduction of synthetic forms of the muscle-building hormone.

Bonds called for the re-starting of cycles when he felt his energy and power start to drop. If Anderson told Bonds he was not due for another cycle, the authors write, Bonds would tell him, "F--- off, I'll do it myself.''

The authors compiled the information over a two-year investigation that included, but was not limited to, court documents, affidavits filed by BALCO investigators, confidential memoranda of federal agents (including statements made to them by athletes and trainers), grand jury testimony, audiotapes and interviews with more than 200 sources. Some of the information previously was reported by the authors in the Chronicle. Some of the information is new. For instance, in an extensive note on sourcing, the authors said memos detailing statements by BALCO owner Victor Conte, vice president James Valente and Anderson to IRS special agent Jeff Novitzky were sealed when they first consulted them, but have been unsealed since.

The preponderance of evidence is by far the most detailed and damning condemnation that Bonds, formerly a sleek five-tool player, built himself into a hulking, record-setting home run hitter at an advanced baseball age with a cornucopia of elaborate, illegally-administered chemicals. Through 1998, for instance, when he turned 34, Bonds averaged one home run every 16.1 at bats. Since then -- what the authors identify as the start of his doping regimen -- Bonds has hit home runs nearly twice as frequently (one every 8.5 at bats).

The authors describe how Bonds turned to steroids after the 1998 season because he was jealous of McGwire. Bonds hit 37 home runs in '98 -- a nice total and the fourth most of his career at that point -- but he was ignored by fans and the media who were captivated by McGwire's 70 home runs and his duel for the record with Sammy Sosa, who hit 66 that year.

According to the book, Bonds, in comments to his mistress, Kimberly Bell, often dismissed McGwire with racially-charged remarks such as, "They're just letting him do it because he's a white boy." But Bonds looked at McGwire and his hulking physique and decided he needed to dramatically increase his muscle mass to compete with him.

It was immediately after that 1998 season, the book said, that Bonds hooked up with Anderson, a gym rat known to obtain steroids and growth hormone from AIDS patients in San Francisco who were legally prescribed the drugs but sold them to make money. The authors write that the San Francisco Giants, Bonds' employer, would later discover through a background check that Anderson was connected to a gym that was known as a place to score steroids and that he was rumored to be a dealer. Yet the Giants -- who didn't want to upset their superstar -- continued to allow Anderson free reign about their ballpark and inside their clubhouse.

The authors write that Anderson started Bonds on Winstrol, also known as stanozolol, the longtime favorite steroid of bodybuilders, disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson and baseball player Rafael Palmeiro. In 100 days, Bonds packed on 15 pounds of muscle, and at age 35 hit home runs at the best rate of his career, once every 10.4 at bats. But he also grew too big, too fast. He tore his triceps tendon, telling Bell that the steroids "makes me grow faster, but if you're not careful, you can blow it out."

The book said Anderson and Bonds subsequently tweaked the program, adding such drugs as the steroid Deca-Durabolin and growth hormone, which allowed Bonds to retain his energy and physique without rigorous training. Not only did the growth hormone keep him fresh, but after complaining in 1999 about difficulty tracking pitches, he noticed it improved his eyesight as well.

Bonds added more drugs after the 2000 season, when Anderson hooked up Bonds with BALCO and its founder, Conte, according to the authors. In addition to the Cream and the Clear, the steroids designed to be undetectable, Bonds took such drugs as Clomid, a women's infertility drug thought to help a steroid user recover his natural testosterone production, and Modafinil, a narcolepsy drug used as a powerful stimulant.

Whereas Anderson's drug acumen had been forged in the gym culture, Conte and his chemists brought Bonds to another level of sophistication, by prescribing him elaborate cocktails of drugs designed to be even more effective and undetectable. For instance, the authors write that in 2002, when Bonds won his fifth MVP Award and had a .700 on-base percentage in the World Series, he was fueled by meticulous three-week cycles in which he injected growth hormone every other day, took the Cream and the Clear in the days in between, and capped the cycle with Clomid. The cycle was followed by one week off. The authors write that Anderson usually administered the drugs to Bonds at Bonds' home, using a needle to inject the growth hormone and a syringe without a needle to squirt the Clear under his tongue.

In addition to detailing the drug usage, the excerpt portrays Bonds as a menacing boor, a tax cheat and an adulterer given to (probably because of the rampant steroid use) sexual dysfunction, hair loss and wild mood swings that included periods of rage. The authors report that Bonds gave Bell, with whom he continued his affair after his second marriage in January 1998, $80,000 in cash in 2001 from memorabilia income not reported to the IRS. Theirs was a volatile relationship. Bell retained answering machine recordings of him after he threatened to kill her, remarking that if she disappeared no one would be able to prove he even knew her.

In 2003, as their relationship completely unraveled, Bell angered Bonds by showing up late for a hotel rendezvous. According to the excerpt, Bonds put his hand around her throat, pressed her against a wall and whispered, "If you ever f-----' pull some s--- like that again I'll kill you, do you understand me?"

A few weeks later, the authors write, Bonds told Bell, "You need to disappear."

In secret grand jury testimony obtained by the authors, Bonds testified that he did not know what the substances were that Anderson gave him and he put in his body, saying at one point, "It's like, 'Whatever, dude.'" Bonds testified under a grant of immunity, though he was told the immunity did not extend to perjury.

Bonds begins this season with 708 home runs, seven short of passing Babe Ruth for second on the all-time list and 48 from surpassing Hank Aaron as the all-time leader. Three knee surgeries limited Bonds to 14 games last season, have reduced his mobility and left in question his fitness for regular duty this year.

In October, Conte was sentenced to four months in prison and four months of home confinement as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Anderson pled guilty to money laundering and a steroid distribution charge. He was sentenced to three months in prison and three months of home confinement. Valente pled guilty to reduced charges of steroid distribution and was sentenced to probation.

  

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CNNSI reports: damning evidence of Bonds and STEROIDS [View all] , smutsboy, Tue Mar-07-06 12:32 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
The Documentation
Mar 07th 2006
1
I fidn the circumstantial evidence stuff interesting
Mar 07th 2006
5
tell all books
Mar 07th 2006
2
Lets not insert good sense so early in this post. Please.
Mar 07th 2006
3
Jermain Jackson wrote the Introduction
Mar 07th 2006
9
He used illegal steroids
Mar 07th 2006
10
co-sign
Mar 07th 2006
13
why do you care if they're being honest?
Mar 07th 2006
17
      i ain't playing that semantics game
Mar 07th 2006
42
      but taking creatine is cool?
Mar 07th 2006
123
           ya know?
Mar 08th 2006
144
           you have no idea where I draw the line
Mar 08th 2006
151
                at color
Mar 08th 2006
155
                of course i have no idea
Mar 08th 2006
161
      For real, if players really cared about winning
Mar 07th 2006
46
           ha! It's true, that's the same line of thinking.
Mar 07th 2006
65
i mean i fail to see the distinction
Mar 07th 2006
i mean i fail to see the distinction
Mar 07th 2006
14
That's not technically true
Mar 07th 2006
21
      good talk
Mar 07th 2006
23
He's Blaaaaaaack
Mar 07th 2006
4
why is he so huge now then?
Mar 07th 2006
6
No homo.
Mar 07th 2006
8
wtf?
Mar 07th 2006
11
who say's he's off?
Mar 07th 2006
16
For real, Palimero didn't quit because of the testing
Mar 07th 2006
50
the 2 guys who "shrank" did so because of
Mar 07th 2006
18
good question
Mar 07th 2006
39
eyesight better?> hmmm
Mar 07th 2006
7
I tried explaining to some folks that steroids/HGH can improve eye-sight
Mar 07th 2006
113
uh oh lol.
Mar 07th 2006
12
This debate will be fruitless becase
Mar 07th 2006
15
^^^The Realest Talk^^^
Mar 07th 2006
19
steroids cause kidney failure?
Mar 07th 2006
20
      Liver failure, my bad.
Mar 07th 2006
22
           commensurate
Mar 07th 2006
26
           typing fast; thanks.
Mar 07th 2006
30
           RE: Liver failure, my bad.
Mar 07th 2006
75
IT WASN'T AGAINST THE RULES!!!
Mar 07th 2006
24
yes it was, stop copping pleas
Mar 07th 2006
27
it's not "stated in the rules" explicitly...but neither is
Mar 07th 2006
32
the "story" ain't about baseball's shitty ass policies
Mar 07th 2006
38
not saying a lot of this isn't true but it seems like a major source of....
Mar 07th 2006
25
Here's something else that makes me a bit shaky about this:
Mar 07th 2006
31
uh, yeah they did
Mar 07th 2006
34
Not to this extent, they haven't
Mar 07th 2006
43
those are very reasonable observations
Mar 07th 2006
35
I suspect there's a lesson in there about mistresses
Mar 07th 2006
33
      for some of us famous people, this isn't an option
Mar 07th 2006
37
           My sympathies...
Mar 07th 2006
40
                i need a good lawyer
Mar 07th 2006
53
So, "reporters" gathered "info" from some "sources"...
Mar 07th 2006
28
to the Bonds apologists....Do y'all have TVs in your house???
Mar 07th 2006
29
^^^serious post game
Mar 07th 2006
36
WOW!! Coolidge gets gully on them thar bleeding hearts.
Mar 07th 2006
45
^^Coming from a Dodger fan. lol!!
Mar 07th 2006
56
that really doesn't matter...that rivalry
Mar 07th 2006
79
      Come on man, you know you bleed that Dodger blue....
Mar 07th 2006
90
           naw...not at all..
Mar 07th 2006
96
                Man, Coolidge, cool off. lol!!
Mar 07th 2006
103
                     I put the cool in Coolidge..lol.
Mar 07th 2006
107
                          RE: I put the cool in Coolidge..lol.
Mar 07th 2006
112
The purest Bonds apologists don't even deny he used 'roids.
Mar 07th 2006
58
And there u have it. he didn't even need roids
Mar 07th 2006
71
if he didn't need them...where are the 70 HR seasons
Mar 07th 2006
80
      did u read what I wrote?
Mar 07th 2006
92
      yes I did...
Mar 07th 2006
97
      where are hank aaron's 70 HR season, you dumb ass nigga?
Mar 08th 2006
157
           755
Mar 08th 2006
158
                and guess what...barry gonna have 756 one day. cry about it
Mar 08th 2006
159
                HAHA
Mar 08th 2006
165
RE: The purest Bonds apologists don't even deny he used 'roids.
Mar 07th 2006
81
Lol. You also proved my point about these boards being racist.
Mar 07th 2006
88
      we can talk about you some other time
Mar 07th 2006
93
           Lol. I'm glad you agree.
Mar 07th 2006
100
RE: The purest Bonds apologists don't even deny he used 'roids.
Mar 07th 2006
91
><
Mar 07th 2006
137
Very well said, Coolidge
Mar 08th 2006
147
RE: The purest Bonds apologists don't even deny he used 'roids.
Mar 07th 2006
122
Everyone that gains muscular bodyweight over a period of time isn't...
Mar 07th 2006
76
but the chances that it would be related to steroids would
Mar 07th 2006
78
      some of that may be true but I'm just disputing the whole theory of...
Mar 07th 2006
82
           this is one of many, many suspect parts of the Bonds saga
Mar 07th 2006
85
           RE: some of that may be true but I'm just disputing the whole theory of....
Mar 07th 2006
98
listen to this man please.....
Mar 07th 2006
95
AMEN!!!
Mar 08th 2006
142
those who don't care: rally here
Mar 07th 2006
41
I don't care...
Mar 07th 2006
44
I don't care either
Mar 07th 2006
47
this is honesty.
Mar 07th 2006
49
RE: this is honesty.
Mar 07th 2006
64
Oh kiss my ass
Mar 07th 2006
52
I dont care
Mar 07th 2006
54
I hate Giambi equally.
Mar 07th 2006
57
Lol. If O_E had made this post, no one would take it seriously.
Mar 07th 2006
60
yeah, race is definitely the reason...
Mar 07th 2006
62
no one should take me seriously
Mar 07th 2006
67
which should make OE be that much more confused
Mar 07th 2006
68
it is the reason.
Mar 08th 2006
154
Actually, Shells making it makes it look even more outlandish
Mar 07th 2006
66
just stop
Mar 07th 2006
70
You're right, it's always been about Bonds.
Mar 07th 2006
126
^^^^ ether
Mar 08th 2006
169
      McGuire hasn't begged for it the way Bonds has
Mar 09th 2006
172
Lol. You continue to prove my point.
Mar 07th 2006
87
      RE: Lol. You continue to prove my point.
Mar 07th 2006
125
This read like a high school girl mad 'cause she didn't win prom queen
Mar 07th 2006
94
      I want nothing more than to be loved by white Okayplayers.
Mar 07th 2006
102
           RE: I want nothing more than to be loved by white Okayplayers.
Mar 07th 2006
105
           Lol. I'm glad we're on the same page.
Mar 07th 2006
111
                That all seemed like old hat
Mar 07th 2006
115
                     Lol. The cop-out attempt is much appreciated.
Mar 07th 2006
124
                          Remembering the name of a FF team that lasted less than a week.
Mar 07th 2006
128
           i'm more of a sorority girl than anything else
Mar 07th 2006
106
                You're a member of Delta Sigma Theta, methinks.
Mar 07th 2006
109
yup
Mar 07th 2006
110
I got four words for all you apologists
Mar 07th 2006
48
Barry Bonds is a hero
Mar 07th 2006
59
Somewhere, Pedro Gomez is crying tears of joy
Mar 07th 2006
51
i was just comin with this
Mar 07th 2006
61
      Jim Grey/Tyson - Jim Grey/Kobe n/m
Mar 07th 2006
72
in other breaking news water is wet. who gives a fuck?!?!
Mar 07th 2006
55
This is that Superhead book mixed with a newspaper
Mar 07th 2006
63
lololol
Mar 07th 2006
69
My friend
Mar 07th 2006
74
RE: on the real, i work at a newspaper
Mar 07th 2006
77
yeah, blame the messenger!
Mar 07th 2006
83
On the real, you'd have to have written for a newspaper...
Mar 07th 2006
89
      that's funny...
Mar 07th 2006
129
           I meant Watergate-era Woodward & Bernstein
Mar 07th 2006
133
                RE: I meant Watergate-era Woodward & Bernstein
Mar 07th 2006
134
Do the words "slander" and "libel" mean anything to you?
Mar 08th 2006
138
they are still accountable and wanted to publish earlier
Mar 08th 2006
141
Yeah, but you still gotta hit the ball.
Mar 07th 2006
73
Yup
Mar 07th 2006
86
      It really is.
Mar 07th 2006
108
           Griffey's is prettier...
Mar 07th 2006
116
                griffey's is more aesthetically pleasing
Mar 07th 2006
127
                     I'm just saying, in this case...
Mar 07th 2006
130
                          nah i agree with you
Mar 07th 2006
131
                               Bonds' swing is pure economy of motion.
Mar 08th 2006
145
                                    this is a better written
Mar 08th 2006
162
It really didnt say anything new
Mar 07th 2006
84
alot of misinformation about roids in that swipe
Mar 07th 2006
99
In other news, water is wet.
Mar 07th 2006
101
basically
Mar 07th 2006
104
and JJ sucks.
Mar 07th 2006
114
post #55. damn
Mar 08th 2006
140
SWAGGER JACKER
Mar 08th 2006
149
Reading over this thread, I'd say Warren and smutsboy are the MVPs
Mar 07th 2006
117
Barry is still the Greatest,nothing is Proved
Mar 07th 2006
118
Is Barry the sports version of RKelly for you?
Mar 07th 2006
120
      RE: Is Barry the sports version of RKelly for you?
Mar 07th 2006
121
      both Dominate there Fields
Mar 07th 2006
135
and what have we learned from this?
Mar 07th 2006
119
lol. great post.
Mar 07th 2006
132
you saw Crash!
Mar 07th 2006
136
      lol
Mar 08th 2006
139
anybody with common sense knows this
Mar 08th 2006
143
yo Bonds is crazy
Mar 08th 2006
146
not quite
Mar 08th 2006
150
for real that shit is so basic
Mar 08th 2006
153
I love how the same media that turns a blind eye to FACTS
Mar 08th 2006
148
Insider reqest on Gammons reaction?
Mar 08th 2006
152
RE: Insider reqest on Gammons reaction?
Mar 08th 2006
156
      gammons lets himself and many others off the hook
Mar 08th 2006
163
He has to worry about a perjury charge
Mar 08th 2006
160
please...is palmeiro in jail? i WISH barry would get charged
Mar 08th 2006
164
      HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA @ Barry Bonds
Mar 08th 2006
166
      Palmeiro has an out in that he has not been accused of
Mar 08th 2006
167
           dumb ass nigga, did you see raphy raise his hand before congress?
Mar 08th 2006
168
           no
Mar 09th 2006
170
why didnt barry have to testify in front of congress?
Mar 09th 2006
171
because of what he might say
Mar 09th 2006
173
Yessir
Mar 10th 2006
174
I think both he and Giambi did not testify
Mar 10th 2006
179
Nothing new and too many unamed sources
Mar 10th 2006
175
lol. that's not good.
Mar 10th 2006
176
      yet, you were prolly oooing and ahhhing in 98 like the other crackas
Mar 10th 2006
177
           how dumb were people not to recognize that race for what it was?
Mar 10th 2006
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