SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. -- Barry Bonds's personal trainer refused to testify against him Tuesday
in the home run king's federal doping scandal perjury trial in San
U.S. District Judge Susan Illston found Greg Anderson in contempt of
court and he was taken into custody by federal marshals. It was expected
he would be taken back to jail for the fifth time in the
performance-enhancing drug case, USA Today reported.
"He clearly, and unequivocally, will not testify," Anderson's attorney, Mark Geragos, said.
Anderson is considered the prosecution's best witness but so far has
refused to testify against Bonds, his childhood friend. Authorities
allege he gave the former San Francisco Giants slugger Bay Area
Laboratory Cooperative products that contained steroids and other
performance-enhancing drugs. Bonds denies ever knowingly taking them.
"Perhaps the government hoped Anderson would give it a ninth [inning]
walk-off home run in Game 1," Joshua Berman, a former federal
prosecutor now practicing law in Washington, told the newspaper. "But it
is Bonds and his team that have won and set the tone that this series
may go the distance."
Geragos said he will argue Anderson can't be jailed on contempt
charges because he already served a little more than a year on similar
charges after refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating