Witness Says She Saw Bonds Being Injected

Family friend, ex-Giant catcher to testify at slugger's perjury trial
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2009 4:56 AM CST
San Francisco Giants' Bobby Estalella waves to fans after hitting a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals' at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, May 8, 2000.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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(Newser) – Prosecutors say they have a witness who saw Barry Bonds being injected by his trainer, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kathy Hoskins, a personal assistant and friend of Bonds' since childhood, is expected to be a key witness at the slugger's perjury trial along with former Giants teammate Bobby Estalella, who says Bonds confessed to him that he was using steroids.

The prosecution filings do not specify what Hoskins believed Bonds was being injected with, but her testimony could prove vital because Bonds testified in 2003 that he had never been injected with anything by anybody except a doctor. The trainer, Greg Anderson, has already done a year in jail for refusing to give evidence about Bonds and banned substances.