Posts Tagged ‘ HGH ’

Roger Clemens Acquitted On All Charges

Roger Clemens was acquitted on all charges, after a jury finds he didn’t lie to Congress about his use of steroids and HGH.

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Manny Ramirez reportedly cleared for reinstatement | MLB.com: News

Manny Ramirez’s path to a comeback is officially clear.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Ramirez has been reinstated from the voluntary retirement list. The outfielder, who will turn 40 in May, can return for his 20th big league season after first serving a 50-game suspension under MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Ramirez was initially given a 100-game suspension on April 8 this year for a violation of the program, the second of his career. However, as he essentially sat out nearly all of last season after appearing in five games with Tampa Bay, he’ll be required to serve 50 games upon signing.

via Manny Ramirez reportedly cleared for reinstatement | MLB.com: News.

via Manny Ramirez reportedly cleared for reinstatement | MLB.com: News.

Goodell: HGH testing critical to ‘credible’ drug program | NFL.com

Earlier this week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to a letter he and NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith received from two congressmen calling for the NFL to adopt a “thorough testing program for HGH.”

Goodell said in his reply dated June 13 that testing for HGH “is a critical element of an effective and credible drug testing program” and the league is insisting on “immediate implementation of HGH testing” in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.

The NFL and NFLPA also discussed the policy before the union decertified March 11 and league owners imposed a lockout March 12.

via Goodell: HGH testing critical to ‘credible’ drug program | NFL.com.

Bonds case goes to the jury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal case against Barry Bonds is now in the hands of a jury.

Closing arguments in the former baseball star’s 12-day trial wrapped up Thursday afternoon and the eight-woman, four-man jury went home a few minutes later. They’ll pick up with deliberations on Friday morning.

via News from The Associated Press.

Barry Bonds rests with no defense witnesses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds’ confident defense team rested its case Wednesday without calling a single witness, just minutes after a federal judge accepted the government’s request to dismiss one of the five counts against the home run king.

Prosecutors called 25 witnesses to the stand over 2 1/2 weeks, but the defense needed just one minute to present its side. The jury of eight women and four men barely had time to get settled in the courtroom before being told to return Thursday morning for closing arguments.

“We are expecting that you will get this case for decision tomorrow,” U.S. District Judge Susan Illston said to them. “Tomorrow will be the last day.”

via News from The Associated Press.

After recording rejected, Bonds’ prosecution rests – The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge ruled jurors in the Barry Bonds trial may not hear a freshly rediscovered recording of two key witnesses – ridiculed by the defense as a “miracle tape” – as prosecutors rested their case against the home-run king Tuesday after 2 1/2 weeks and 25 witnesses.

The defense said it planned to call up to six witnesses, including possibly Bonds himself, in a presentation that lawyers projected will start and end Wednesday. If that schedule holds up, closing arguments would take place Thursday morning and the case could go to the jury of eight women and four men later in the day.

via News from The Associated Press.

Judge won’t allow ‘barely intelligible’ tape in Bonds case – CBSSports.com Baseball

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has barred the jury in the Barry Bonds’ perjury trial from hearing a newly discovered tape recording prosecutors say bolsters their case that the slugger knowingly took steroids.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled the recording inadmissible because “it’s barely intelligible” and what can be heard is irrelevant.

The tape was a conversation between Bonds’ orthopedic surgeon Dr. Arthur Ting and his former business partner, Steve Hoskins. Hoskins secretly recorded the conversation in 2003.

via Judge won’t allow ‘barely intelligible’ tape in Bonds case – MLB – CBSSports.com Baseball.