Entertainment & Sports Update: Barry Bonds jury still in deliberations and expected to continue
The Jury in the Barry Bonds deliberations continued without verdict on Friday, as deliberations are expected to continue into next week. Bonds is charged with one count of obstructing justice and three counts of making false statements, for refuting that he intentionally took steroids and human growth hormone during his baseball career. This past Friday, the jurors asked for the transcript of the taped conversation between Bond’s assistant Steve Hoskins and weight trainer Greg Anderson. The secret recording of the slugger’s former trainer allegedly discusses injecting Bonds with steroids during his playing career. The recording was admitted into evidence, over the objection of Bonds’ attorneys. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston told jurors that the transcript they sought was not evidence, only the recording was. It is curious to see what, if any, effect the recording, or even the transcript may have as to the rendering of a verdict. Anderson, Bonds’ former weight trainer, who over the last years spent numerous significant stints in jail for refusing to testify against his childhood friend Bonds, was also ordered to be released from Jail by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston. Anderson the person, who allegedly provided Bonds with steroids that the home run king believed were “flaxseed oil and arthritis balm.” As the Bonds’ trial comes to a finish, Manny Ramirez, one of the games greatest sluggers retired from baseball on Friday, after testing positive for a performance-enhancement drug for the third time in his career.