Sports and my thoughts

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sports: Bonds going to trial

As much as I think Barry Bonds is guilty of using steroids, Selig's decision to investigate him will be totally useless. I really don't think it will get baseball anywhere as it is almost impossible to find him guilty of steroid use. It will be a he said she said argument.

Baseball will reportedly investigate the steroids controversy swirling around Barry Bonds.

The New York Daily News reported Thursday that commissioner Bud Selig has already decided to begin an investigation, according to an unidentified baseball official.

The newspaper said Selig is expected to announce the decision next week, but hadn't yet decided if the investigation would be done by Major League Baseball officials or outside investigators.

Two books that are being released this spring accuse Bonds of using steroids, human growth hormone and insulin for at least five seasons beginning in 1998. Baseball did not ban performance-enhancing substances until after the 2002 season, and Bonds has denied ever knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs.

Selig also faces pressure from Congress. On Wednesday, Rep. Cliff Stearns, who previously sponsored legislation calling for tougher drug testing in pro sports, sent the commissioner a letter asking about his role in policing steroid use from 1998 to 2002.

"As commissioner, you have the essential responsibility to safeguard the integrity of the game and to ensure that cheaters have no place in professional baseball," Stearns said in the letter.

I hope they can find him guilty of steroid use. I think they are just trying to make an example out of Bonds to deter future abuse of roids. With all the evidence against Bonds I find it hard to believe every single person is lieing. If it were only a couple of people saying he used steroids I could believe that they are lieing, but I've heard dozens and dozens of sources backing up the statement that he used performance enhancing drugs.


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