30 Mar 2011

Former MVP says he got drugs from Barry Bond's trainer

1:55 pm on 30 March 2011

The former Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees baseballer Jason Giambi has testified at the trial home run record holder Barry Bonds' perjury trial, says he used illegal anabolic steroids obtained from Bonds' personal trainer.

Giambi, a batter who was the American League's Most Valuable Player in 2000, described how he started using the steroids after meeting trainer Greg Anderson at an all-star baseball game in Japan.

He says Anderson subsequently sent him packages containing steroids which he called the clear and the cream.

Bonds has pleaded not guilty to charges he lied to a grand jury about whether he knowingly used the substances.