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Barry Bonds Ain't Buildin' Mansions For Any White People

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It's been safe to say that the text of the Mitchell Report, coupled with the Congressional testimony by Roger Clemens, has been for the most part unfulfilling. So when Barry Bonds' 2003 testimony to a federal grand jury leaked out yesterday, the natural reaction was a cacophonic "meh."

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That's just not the case, though. The Smoking Gun highlights the best quote, which was posed to Bonds regarding his trainer Greg Anderson, and how he might do something nice for him:

Q: With all the money you make, have you ever thought of maybe building him a mansion or something?

A: One, I'm black. And I'm keeping my money. And there's not too many rich black people in this world. And I'm keeping my money. There's more wealthy Asian people and Caucasian and white. There ain't that many rich black people. And I ain't giving my money up. That's why.

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You know what's a great answer to that seemingly dumb question? "I'm not building him a house, it's my money" and then move on. Do you see the mention of race in that answer? Go on, take this UV light, try to find it. No, no, don't go into my sock drawer...

What Barry Bonds Told The Grand Jury [The Smoking Gun]

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