Jason Giambi Admits Steroids Use
Giambi admits using steroids (ESPN)
Jason Giambi admitted to a federal grand jury he took steroids and human growth hormone in 2003, according to transcripts of testimony obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle and published in the newspaper’s Thursday editions. The New York Yankees slugger’s admission in December 2003 contradicts denials he has made since then that he never took performance-enhancing drugs.
But in the testimony obtained by the Chronicle, the former American League MVP told the grand jury investigating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroids case he used steroids obtained from Greg Anderson, the personal trainer for San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds. Giambi did not implicate Bonds in his testimony; he pointed out that Anderson was secretive about who he was working for and what he was doing to help other professional athletes.
A shame, although hardly surprising. My guess is that the late Ken Caminiti was not far from wrong when he claimed that half of major leaguers have used performance-enhancing drugs.
Update: Jeff Quinton is on this one, too.