Steroid-era confessions and denials
Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin
Barry BondsBonds (left), the majors' all-time leader in home runs, was shut out of baseball's Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2013. He has been at the center of the steroid controversy since 2003. He was indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice for lying under oath about using steroids in his testimony during the BALCO hearings. Bonds told the grand jury that he used a cream and clear substance given to him by his trainer, but he had no idea that the substances were steroids. In 2011, Bonds' was found guilty of obstruction of justice while the jury was deadlocked on three perjury charges.