Barry Lamar Bonds was born July 24, 1964, in Riverside, California. He has been widely known in his career for breaking Hank Andrews Major League baseball record of 755 home runs on August 7, 2007. But what he had been remembered for in baseball history for his drug allegations for using performance-enhancing drugs.
When Barry Bonds had alleged allegations for the use of performance-enhancing drugs according to Gary Sheffield a player for the 2003 Atlanta Braves. Said that the drug that he had taken was called “clear and was a cream and was also known as a pill called the red bean”. But on Dec. 4, 2003 Bonds was taking to a federal grand jury and was questioned by the jury and said he “received and used cream and clear substances from Greg Anderson during the 2003 baseball season, but was told they were the nutritional supplement flaxseed oil and a rubbing balm for arthritis.
” which later discovered as a steroid. What happened to barry bonds for the next few year was that he had been questioned countless times by detective and federal agency about the drug usage. Then in 2007 he had been charged with perjury and obstruction of justice for his earlier grand jury testimony in December 2003. He entered a plea of not guilty on December 7 to these charges. Then in 2009 they had found evidence proving that he failed the drug test and tested positive for steroids from evidence that they found in November 2000 but had never reported. Then on December 15, 2011, Bonds was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service, for an obstruction of justice conviction stemming from a grand jury appearance in 2003 and spent 17 days in prison. His discussion had affected who he thought he was as a person and had regretted the discussion had made and wanted to fix it.
The reason as to why he took steroids was for two reasons was because of the book called the “Game of Shadows,” by San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams. The book talks about the reason for the use of steroids and other drugs by Barry Bonds and other types of athletes in a in depth and widely worded detailed book. This book is based on more than a thousand pages of documents and interviews with more than 200 people. The book talks about how Bonds resorted to steroids after the 1998 season because he had been jealous of Mark McGwire’s who hit 70 home runs and his duel for the record with Sammy Sosa, who hit 66. Which made bonds furious and angry with what had happened during that season. Then it talks about how he allege that by 2001, when Bonds broke McGwire’s single-season home-run record with 73 home runs, Bonds was using two designer steroids referred to as “the cream” and “the clear,” as well as insulin, human growth hormone, testosterone decanoate and trenbolone, a steroid created to improve the muscle quality of cattle. Also during an interview during March 4 2005 Bonds says this about steroids in baseball acording to (http://www.
espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=3113127)”You’re talking about something that wasn’t even illegal at the time. All this stuff about supplements, protein shakes, whatever. Man, it’s not like this is the Olympics. We don’t train four years for, like, a 10-second event.
We go 162 games. You’ve got to come back day after day after day. … There are far worse things like cocaine, heroin and those types of things.” he somewhat had admitted to what he had done in the past during the other seasons.