Barry Bonds' personal trainer ordered released from jail
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.
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-- 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