Barry Bonds' former physical trainer will never discuss the steroid scandal that has surrounded his ex-client and good friend in recent years, the lawyer for Greg Anderson told ESPN.
Anderson is in prison — for the third time — at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., for contempt of court for his continuous refusal to testify before a grand jury about the steroid controversy that has embroiled Bonds.
"My client is never going to speak," said Mark Geragos, Anderson's attorney who has become famous for defending singer Michael Jackson, actress Winona Ryder and convicted murder Scott Peterson. "He has got absolutely no intention of talking."
Indeed, Anderson has yet to say one word about the issue to the media and it has led many to wonder why he remains mute and imprisoned while Bonds continues about his business, making millions and playing chasing Henry Aaron's home run record.
Meanwhile, Anderson's wife and former long-time girlfriend, Nicole Gestas, and 8-year-old son wait for Anderson.
Anderson, 41, who was put in prison in November, has twice been freed on technicalities. He was ordered to report after an appeals court last week upheld the entirety of his contempt-of-court citation — meaning Anderson could serve a year or more unless he testifies against Bonds, his boyhood friend.
In 2003, Bonds testified before a federal grand jury probing steroid use that Anderson had provided him flaxseed oil and arthritis balm, not steroids. Authorities suspect Bonds is lying, and have subpoenaed Anderson to testify.
Anderson also has served three months stemming from that steroids investigation, pleading guilty to distribution and money laundering charges.
The Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative scandal (BALCO) has netted five convictions, including Anderson’s, and one pending indictment.
BALCO founder Victor Conte, who served a four-month prison sentence for pleading guilty to running an illegal steroids distribution scheme, told ESPN that Anderson "will never crack. He will never talk, ever."
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Michael Rains, lawyer for Bonds, told ESPN that Bonds has not tried to visit Anderson but appreciates his silence in the issue.
"Barry's view of life is that the government is harassing Greg just to get Barry," Rains told ESPN. "And that is what makes it so upsetting to him. I keep telling Barry, 'Well, Barry, I don't think they feel they can get you without trying to harass your friend into some kind of testimony.' He said to me, 'Well, can't you do anything to get him out?' I said, 'No, I'm not his lawyer. And short of holding a gun to someone's head or doing a raid on the prison, I can't do anything, Barry. So forget it.'"