Barry Bonds' personal trainer supplied steroids to other players, according to testimony
Colorado Rockies first baseman Jason Giambi and two former Major League Baseball players testified at the Barry Bonds federal perjury trial Tuesday that they obtained steroids from Bonds’ personal trainer.
The trainer, Greg Anderson, has refused to testify against Bonds and was taken into custody last week. Jurors have been instructed not to draw inferences about Anderson’s absence.
Giambi, his brother Jeremy Giambi and former San Francisco Giants outfielder Marvin Benard each testified that Anderson sold them performance-enhancing drugs that he said would not be detectable in drug testing. Jason Giambi said he met Anderson through Bonds.
The players’ dealings with Anderson reportedly started about a decade ago as Major League Baseball was considering drug testing for players.
Bonds holds the record for career home runs with 762, surpassing Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.
-- Maura Dolan in San Francisco
Photo: Greg Anderson, center, former trainer to Barry Bonds, goes through security as he arrives at Bonds' perjury trial at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco on March 22. Credit: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters