As is the case in America these days, when a black celebrity gets in trouble there are poor misguided fools that call out racism. Barry Bonds being indicted is not about him being a great black athlete in a white-owned sport. He is not being indicted because he took steroids. He isn’t even being indicted for his dubious tax situation. It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Barry Bonds entered a Federal Court and while under oath lied about knowingly taking steroids. Case closed.
Now everyone from Charles Barkley to Joe Morgan is speaking out against the government for “singling out” Barry Bonds. C’mon, be real for a minute. You don’t honestly think in your little brains that if Ken Caminiti, an All-American white boy, lied under oath that they would just let it go, do you? Or how about Cuban-born Jose Canseco? The difference between these two men and Bonds is that they had to balls to admit to cheating. Bonds was ready to take his secret to the grave and if he gets the maximum 30 years that he is facing, he probably will.
All Bonds had to due was admit to what we already supsected. Sure, it would have forever tarnished his image (Giambi?) but at least he would be able to play another game. That is the difference between a man and a coward. Bonds did not want to step up when he was asked to and now when the ’08 season begins, Giambi will be suiting up to play his first game and Bonds will be saying goodbye to his family and a sport that he helped destroy.