MLB Legal News: Barry Bonds' Outlook Is Bleak

John LewisSenior Writer IMarch 1, 2008

Now that a federal judge told prosecutors to redraft their multiple-count indictment of Barry Bonds on Friday, sources are saying that there is proof of another positive steroids test beyond the previously reported one in November 2000.

In the 2006 book Game of Shadows, written by two San Francisco Chronicle writers, Bonds' 2003 grand jury testimony was reported but Friday was the first time the entire court document was released.

During his grand jury appearance in 2003, prosecutors presented Bonds with a drug test showing a positive steroids result for a player they called "Barry B." Bonds said he had never seen those test results.

Investigators said they seized other evidence against Bonds, including an alleged "doping calendar" maintained by Anderson, who spent about a year in jail for refusing to help investigators.

This almost certainly means that no team will take a chance on the home run king, as teams don't like their players to go to jail half way thru the season.  This is definitely one of the saddest endings to one of the greatest hitters of all time.

Now as the evidence comes out and multiple steroids tests are discovered, Bonds has no chance at the Hall of Fame and no chance to retire with dignity.