View Full Version : Bonds not willing to cooperate w/ investigation unless protected by Feds

06-10-2006, 02:34 PM
If Bonds did not take performance enhancing drugs as he said he didnt under oath... what does he have to worry about?

He now wants the Feds protection in that they will not persue the matter agains him if he talks?!?!?


Barry Bonds is willing to cooperate with Major League Baseball's investigation of performance-enhancing drugs in the game provided the information isn't used against him by federal prosecutors, Bonds' attorney told the New York Daily News.

The New York Post reported Friday that Bonds' attorney, Michael Rains, received a letter last month from former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, hired by commissioner Bud Selig in March to investigate steroids in baseball, saying that he wants to interview the San Francisco Giants left fielder as part of baseball's investigation.

"I'd like Barry to cooperate with Sen. Mitchell," Rains was quoted as saying to the Daily News. "He'd like to cooperate. We believe Sen. Mitchell's investigation will be fair, thorough and impartial.

"But here's the problem: Anything that happens there can become fodder for the federal government and fodder for another book that will make reporters rich."

A federal grand jury in San Francisco is investigating whether Bonds lied under oath about using the performance-enhancing drug known as "the clear" during his grand jury testimony that led to the indictment of four people connected to BALCO.

Bonds could also face charges of tax evasion.

"I thoroughly distrust the federal government's commitment to protecting anonymity," Rains told the Daily News. "I've been asking for four years if this investigation is done. All I've ever got was double talk."

Mr. Laz
06-10-2006, 03:18 PM
give him protection ...

as soon as he opens his mouth his baseball career and rep is down the tubes... which is the main penalty anyway.

i don't think anyone expects Bonds to go to jail for doing 'roids.

06-10-2006, 03:19 PM
Two words for Barry:

F*** You.

06-10-2006, 03:23 PM
Barry just keep defying the Gov't next thing they will be auditing your tax returns for ever....

06-10-2006, 04:34 PM
Two words for Barry:

F*** You.