Does anyone remember which of the owners of the 7 teams in our league drafted Sheffield, Giambi, and Bonds? It slips my mind...
SAN FRANCISCO -- The samples from drug tests taken last year by Barry Bonds and six other baseball players have not been destroyed and can be retested to determine if the players used a designer drug at the center of an alleged steroid-distribution ring, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The seven players in question testified before a grand jury last year, and investigators had been seeking the results from the drug tests. It was believed that only written reports existed, but The Chronicle reported on its Web site Friday night that four sources with knowledge of the subpoena process said the actual urine samples remained and could be retested.
That would allow investigators to determine whether the players used THG, which was allegedly given to athletes by the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative.
If the drug tests prove to be positive, MLB promises to sit all players involved for the season, if not served with banishment for life.
Bonds' personal trainer, Greg Anderson, was among four men indicted last month on charges of illegally supplying performance-enhancing drugs from BALCO. All four pleaded innocent.
"I don't have any concerns that this would be legally significant to Barry," Bonds' attorney, Michael Rains, told The Chronicle.
The other players who testified before the grand jury were Gary Sheffield, Jason Giambi, Jeremy Giambi, Benito Santiago, Armando Rios and Bobby Estalella.
The subpoenas for the tests are due to be returned next Thursday.