Recordings of Barry Bonds' messages to mistress are released | Baseball
Federal prosecutors Wednesday released transcripts and recordings of voice-mail messages Barry Bonds left for a mistress during their relationship.
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors Wednesday released transcripts and recordings of voice-mail messages Barry Bonds left for a mistress during their relationship.
They don't portray the retired San Francisco Giants' slugger in a flattering light.
In most of the messages, Bonds angrily inquires about Kimberly Bell's whereabouts. Prosecutors contend the recordings and transcripts are evidence of Bonds' steroid use because the drugs are said to induce rage in some users.
Bonds' perjury trial is to start Monday in San Francisco, and his attorneys are seeking to exclude the recordings. They argue the material is irrelevant because there is no mention of performance-enhancing drug use.
"However lamentable the fact may be, the use of profane and angry language between paramours is an everyday occurrence," defense lawyer Dennis Riordan wrote in a filing with the court.
Bell is scheduled to testify her relationship with Bonds from 1994 to 2003 was a stormy one marked by his increasing verbal abuse.
He calls her a "slut" in one voice mail, and uses more graphic language in others.
Bonds, 46, is charged with four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice regarding his statements he never knowingly took steroids.
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