Recording of Barry Bonds’ surgeon discovered; he had denied discussing player’s alleged steroid use
Prosecutors in the Barry Bonds perjury trial stunned the court Monday by revealing the discovery of a secret recording of Bonds’ orthopedic surgeon, who denied last week that he had discussed the player’s alleged steroid use with others.
Dr. Arthur Ting last week cast doubt on testimony by key prosecution witness Steve Hoskins, a childhood friend and former business partner of Bonds. Hoskins testified that he had repeated conversations with Ting about Bonds' alleged steroid use.
Now, Hoskins says he has discovered a recording he secretly made of the orthopedic surgeon. The contents of the recording have not yet been revealed by the prosecution.
U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has yet to rule on whether the tape is admissible. She sent jurors home for the day after one juror reported being sick.