The government’s pursuit of celebrity athletes can best be characterized as a witch-hunt in most cases. A notable exception is the case of Roger Clemens. Whereas the government seemingly tried to set up athletes such as Barry Bonds in order to pursue them on perjury charges for lying about their own steroid use, federal agents did not need to resort to these tactics with Roger Clemens. Professor Peter Keane thinks [Read more…].
Greg Anderson, long-time childhood friend of Barry Bonds and convicted BALCO steroid dealer, is an assistant coach for a youth baseball team in the Burlingame Youth Baseball Association (BYBA) according to the. Anderson passed the BYBA screening process in spite of his association with the largest steroid scandal in sports history.
The parents of the 11- and 12-year old baseball players had mixed feelings about Anderson’s involvement with their children. Some felt his steroid past should keep him from associating with young baseball players while other parents were happy to have such a knowledgeable coach teaching their children. [Read more…]
Greg Anderson, the former personal trainer of Barry Bonds, has been released from federal prison. Anderson was reincarcerated on March 22, 2011 for contempt of court after refusing to testify during the Barry Bonds’ steroid-perjury trial. Judge Susan Illston had ordered Anderson incarcerated for the duration of the trial. The evidence portion of the perjury trial has ended and the fate of Barry Bonds rests in the hands of a federal jury as they deliberate the evidence against him. Anderson was [Read more…]since his testimony is no longer needed.