Former players expected to testify that they bought steroids from Bonds’ trainer

Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds (L) leaves the federal courthouse following the second day of his perjury trial at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, California March 22, 2011. A federal prosecutor charged on Tuesday Bonds used steroids from a lab that was able to attract other athletes because of his involvement. But a defense attorney argued that some witnesses have ulterior motives in testifying against the baseball home run king. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL CRIME LAW)

The evidence continues to mount against one Barry Lamar Bonds as his perjury trial rolls on.

On Tuesday, former Giants’ outfielder Marvin Bernard told the jury that he purchased steroids from Bonds’ personnel trainer Greg Anderson – the same Greg Anderson who remains in prison because he refuses to testify. Other former athletes are also expected to testify that they knowingly used steroids supplied by Anderson.

This, of course, puts another hole in Bonds’ shoddy defense. His lead attorney Allen Ruby is trying to convince a jury that the only reason his client took steroids was because Anderson misled him about what the substances were. Granted, just because Bernard purchased steroids from Anderson doesn’t prove without shadow of a doubt that Bonds knew what his trainer was injecting him with. On the other hand: OH, COME ON. Bernard was buying roids from Bonds’ roid trainer and Bonds didn’t know that his roid trainer was giving him roids, too? Please.

Bonds is either lying or he’s told himself so many times that he’s innocent that he has actually started to buy into his lies. Either way, it’s still lying. If his lawyer is a practicing magician and somehow gets Bonds out of these perjury charges, so be it. But in the court of public opinion, the former slugger is still a lair.

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