Barry Bonds: Innocent Until PROVEN Guilty

Bennett KaplanCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2008

Barry Bonds.

One name.

One name synonymous with performance enhancing drugs in baseball. If you go start a conversation about steroids with your friend, I guarantee that name will come up.

Go ask. Come on. I'll give you a minute.

You back? Was I right? I thought so.

You hear it everywhere: Barry Bonds did this. Barry Bonds did that. Barry Bonds is a cheater. Take away his record. Mark his record ball with an asterisk.

Let me ask you something: Has Mr. Bonds ever tested positive for a drug test? No.

Has Barry Bonds ever even once hinted that he had used the stuff? No.

Which brings up my next point:

Where's the proof?

I don't think that you could send me incriminating evidence that Barry Bonds is a cheater. Look as much as you want—you will never find proof.

You will however, find a bunch of Bonds-bashers pretending they know what they're talking about. They try to make up reasons why he achieved his great milestone. They just don't want to accept the fact that Hammerin' Hank is no longer on top.

You can say whatever you want.

And then you could look at the law. Doesn't some law book I read somewhere say that everyone in this country is innocent until PROVEN guilty?

As far as I know, Barry Bonds is baseball's all-time homerun champion. And for now, Barry, I would schedule that trip to Cooperstown.