Bonds Forced to Stay On Deck

Try not to read too much into the fact that prosecutors investigating Barry Bonds announced today in San Francisco that they don't plan to indict him yet but want to keep grand jurors working on the case. The only thing that truly tells us is that federal lawyers don't believe that they have yet cobbled together their strongest possible case against Bonds for perjury and tax evasion-- but that they believe there is more valuable evidence still to be collected from witnesses like Bonds' personal trainer, Greg Anderson, who is in jail on contempt charges for failing to testify. In fact, today's development, or lack of a development, is probably worse news for Anderson than it is for Bonds because it puts in real jeopardy Anderson's ability to get out of jail sooner rather than later.

By Andrew Cohen |  July 20, 2006; 3:30 PM ET
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