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Barry Bonds' personal trainer ordered released from jail

Ljajqhnc Greg Anderson, Barry Bonds' personal trainer who was jailed for refusing to testify against the home run king, was ordered released Friday following the end of testimony in Bonds' federal perjury trial.

Anderson was jailed for contempt at the start of the trial three weeks ago. The convicted steroid dealer had already served nearly two years behind bars, mostly for refusing to cooperate in the government investigation of Bonds.

Bonds is accused of lying when he told a grand jury in 2003 that he did not knowingly take steroids or human growth hormone.

The government alleged that Anderson provided Bonds with illegal steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Bonds contended Anderson told him the substances were flaxseed oil and arthritis cream.

A jury of eight woman and four men began deliberating Bonds' fate Friday morning.


Barry Bonds' federal perjury trial now in the hands of the jury

Bonds' defense lawyer says 'cagey' prosecutors tried to set him up

Former Giant lied about steroid use to protect his athletic exploits, prosecutor says

-- Maura Dolan in San Francisco

Photo: Greg Anderson, Barry Bonds' former personal trainer, smiling as he leaves a federal courthouse in San Francisco on Feb. 27, 2009. Anderson was released Friday. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press

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I guess he would rather go back to jail for a bit than rat out hid friend for doing steroids.

now its pay day...barry get your check book

This whole thing is ridiculous. This should be a matter between Barry Bonds and Major League Baseball. Another waste of our taxpayer dollars.

Just more proof that most if not all records set in the 80's and beyond are tainted by the drug heads who further tarnish their reputations by lying about it. Anderson did stand by his man Barry by spending the time in jail. Pay off time for sure now.

MLB...get out the eraser and pull the records for Bonds and the other cheaters or at least put their statistics under the heading of "Steriod Users" in the record book. Flax seed oil indeed... Who knew you could gain 60 pounds of muscle with Flax seed oil... ?


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