Feds Claim To Have Second Positive Bonds Drug Test

As files reopened in wake of court order
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2008 7:00 PM CST
Barry Bonds arrives at the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco, in this Dec. 7, 2007 file photo. Bonds' lawyers are scheduled to ask U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston on Friday, Feb....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In the wake of Judge Susan Illston's order that Bonds' 2003 grand jury testimony be unsealed, following her critical deconstruction of the government's case, the Feds will be forced to rebuild their indictment against him. One thing they may reveal when they do is their claim of a second positive drug test, in addition the the previous one which from 2000 which they say they have, sources have told ESPN.

That information is revealed in the 149-page transcript Illston ordered released. In earlier filings, the US Attorney's office had disclosed they held another steroids-positive Bonds' test. Leaked grand jury information from the case being made against Bonds was also used heavily in the 2006 book Game of Shadows, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle pieces, authored by the same reporters, which preceded the book in 2004.