Court documents released today show that Barry Bonds tested positive for steroids up to five times during his home-run tear between 2000 and 2006.
No real shock there. Seriously, anyone who didn't believe Bonds was juiced probably also believes the world is flat.
The real news to come out of the unsealed documents is this:
June 4, 2003: MLB urine test originally negative; retested later by government it was positive for THG, clomiphene, exogenous testosterone
July 7, 2006: MLB urine test positive for D-amphetamine
So the first test by MLB they screwed up—fine, it happens. Although it is interesting that it happened to the person taht everyone knew was juicing.
The second test is big though. Bonds tested positive for steroids AFTER Bud Selig and MLB had instituted what it called a strong anti-steroid policy. Prior to the 2005 season, MLB stated that a first positive test would result in a MANDATORY 10 game suspension.
So why wasn't Bonds suspended?
More importantly—at the time of the positive test Bonds had not yet passed Hank Aaron (I'm too lazy to look up the exact number he was behind, but it was about 25 or so).
Selig knowingly let a juiced player surpass Hank Aaron.
Bonds is guilty—and so is Selig.
Time for the commissioner to step down
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