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Barry Bonds’ Lawyers Say Steroid Tests Unreliable

The court battle is nearing and this should get a lot more interesting . It could end up being more exciting than a Giants game.

By Lance Williams
San Francisco Chronicle
SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors cannot conclusively link Barry Bonds to positive steroid tests seized in a raid on the BALCO laboratory, lawyers for the former Giants slugger say.
In documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Bonds’ defense team asked a judge to sharply restrict the evidence the government may use in prosecuting Bonds for allegedly lying to a grand jury in 2003 about his use of banned drugs.
They asked Judge Susan Illston to bar the use of the drug tests, which prosecutors say prove that Bonds used steroids and then lied when he told the grand jury he had never used banned substances.
But the defense lawyers contend there is insufficient evidence that the tests, seized by federal agents in their September 2003 raid on the Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative in Burlingame, were actually performed on samples submitted by Bonds.
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