The End Of Barry Bonds


So we just got back from lunch ... what'd we miss?

The bombshell has officially dropped: Sports Illustrated says it has definitive proof that Barry Bonds used steroids. The story — we just finished it — is damning ... to say the least. In case you don't want to dig through the whole thing.

• In 2001: "Bonds was using two designer steroids referred to as the Cream and the Clear, as well as insulin, human growth hormone, testosterone decanoate (a fast-acting steroid known as Mexican beans) and trenbolone, a steroid created to improve the muscle quality of cattle."
• Bonds actually went off-cycle to take as many steroids as possible, injesting (or injecting) far before his regular schedule required him to.
• He started taking the higher-grade steroids because he was "jealous of Mark McGwire."

You know ... there's just too much here. And if you're wary of their sourcing, don't be. The documentation is exhaustive, to say the least. This is damning, damning, damning. James Frey-The Smoking Gun level damning.

Uh, this might stay in the news for a while. Stay tuned. And we're never going to lunch again.

Bonds Exposed [SI.com]