June 14, 2011
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SAN FRANCISCO (APCSN) A Northern California youth baseball league has barred Barry Bonds' former personal trainer from coaching his son's team.The president of the Burlingame Youth Baseball Association says Greg Anderson is not a registered coach and is prohibited from being on the field during games.
"This is pathetic," BALCO founder Victor Conte told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. "I believe that once someone has received appropriate consequences for their mistakes, they should be allowed a second chance to make a positive contribution to our society."
Anderson, who has coached for years, was told of the prohibition after a parent complained about the convicted steroids dealer's participation. League President Mike Brunicardi says there were no complaints until this season.Anderson spent three weeks in prison this year for refusing to testify at Bonds' trial on charges that he lied about steroids use. Anderson earlier pleaded guilty to steroids distribution.Brunicardi says Anderson is free to register as a coach next season, but will have to undergo a background check like other volunteers.
Anderson was a childhood teammate of Bonds on a San Carlos Little League team and is currently a volunteer at St. Catherine's Catholic church in Burlingame at Sunday mass services.
June 14, 2011