How the mighty have fallen. Regardless of what the populace thinks, Barry Bonds is not on trial for using steroids. As a matter of fact, within this “due process,” the level of absurdity has set a new standard.
Within this process, it has become obvious that Barry no longer denies to having used steroids, he just hasn’t admitted that he ever knowingly used steroids. Nope. Just flaxseed oil and supplements.
Barry Bonds is on trial for lying to a federal grand jury about his use of steroids, and his choice to use steroids within Major League Baseball competition. An infraction that is against the league rules, but not against the law. His legacy trumped his desire to remain in good legal standing.
His former trainer, Greg Anderson, was welcomed to the courtroom earlier this week–making his way from the prison cell that he has called home for the past two years. Why? He won’t testify against Barry. After continuing in his refusal to testify against his former client, he was taken back to cell where he’ll remain until Barry Bonds is exonerated.
The scene was awkward, Bonds finding a point of focus anywhere but on Anderson. Yeah. I’d probably feel guilty, too.
I’ve come half-circle on this circus. At some point, it would seem the system that is in place to offer justice, should be more concerned about being just. When Bonds was still playing, and it was obvious that he was cheating to gain an edge, as a baseball purist, I simply wanted him out of the game.Now, I just want the judge to throw this nonsense out–to offer justice to the American people who have to pay for this foray into asininity.
Regardless of any testimony, there is no way to prove that someone did something that they claim they didn’t do unless an eye witness such as Greg Anderson is willing to cooperate and testify. At some point, logic must dictate. Every “witness” for the prosecution has an ax to grind, and the defense is going to discredit every one of them because of it.
Barry’s peers, aka the jury of 8 women and 4 men, are listening to the really wealthy attorneys battle it out. If he’s found guilty, I’ll be shocked.