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February 7, 2009

Another federal sentence for another athlete lying about steroid use

Joining the federal sentencing sporting alums Marion Jones and Tammy Thomas, former NFL player Dana Stubblefield was sentenced yesterday for lying to investigators about steroid use.  This San Francisco Chronicle story provides the basics:

Former San Francisco 49er and Oakland Raider Dana Stubblefield was fined $5,000 and placed on two years' probation Friday for lying to a federal agent about steroid use, a sentence prosecutors recommended because of his cooperation in an investigation of drugs in pro football....

He admitted lying when he denied to [an IRS] agent that he had taken the steroid THG, known as "the clear," or the oxygen-boosting drug EPO, and when he said he had not received those substances from Victor Conte, founder of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative in Burlingame.

Conte and four others later pleaded guilty to illegally distributing drugs to athletes through BALCO. Former San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds is scheduled to go to trial next month on charges of lying to the grand jury that investigated BALCO by denying he had ever knowingly used steroids.

Is it only a matter of time before Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens join the list of the steriod sentenced?  Has Alex Rodriguez ever lied under oath or to federal investigators about his apparent steroid use?

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