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Barry Bonds

Of Course I Support

Lance Armstrong*

9/4/2012 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


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How's this for irony ... Barry Bonds -- the poster child for steroid abuse in MLB -- is coming to Lance Armstrong's defense after the cyclist was banned from cycling for doping ... claiming Lance got screwed over ( ... of course).

Bonds -- who was found guilty last year of felony obstruction of justice for lying during a federal investigation into steroid use by MLB players -- was leaving BOA steakhouse last night in Hollywood, when he was asked what he thought of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's ruling on Lance.

Bonds said, "I think if it wasn't for him, U.S. cycling wouldn't even be here. He was the greatest cyclist of all."

The photog asked Bonds if he thought Lance had been the victim of a witch hunt -- Bonds replied, "I don't know what they're doing, all I know is I love him. He's a great athlete."

Moral of the story -- for Bonds, the ends justify the means ... even if the means were dirty.

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1.

Laura    

It's good that pot supports kettle.

757 days ago
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oink    

Dopers support each other.

757 days ago
3.

kerrplunk    

Let's all share some clear.

757 days ago
4.

bjay    

So TMZ asked Bonds if he supports lance and he says yes ( so does the majority of the USA). Why is that reason to tear him up in the press? What would you have him do? Ignore the question so that you coild crucify him for that too.

757 days ago
5.

DaveT    

On one hand it's a big unfair loss for Lance, and a hit to the sport itself as well, stripping athletes of titles and awards *without* evidence.
On the other hand, Lance has the support of millions of people, he can go to bed at night knowing that, that's worth more than any medal

757 days ago
6.

bjay    

The real moral of the story is if you are a celeb and see TMZ, run - do not walk- to the nearest exit.

757 days ago
7.

TNT    

Of course you would support him Barroid. The biggest cheat in baseball supports the biggest cheat in cycling. Gee how shocking. You are both FRAUDS. Innocent people just don't give up like Lance Armstrong did without a fight. He didn't want to testify in court and acted like he was a martyr by saying enough is enough. If I was accused of something I didn't do I sure wouldn't give up everything I worked so hard to accomplish without a fight.

757 days ago
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AZCHIC83    

looks like all drug users stay together and support one another,,,, i for one dont feel sorry for him at all he did this to himself

757 days ago
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ABB    

Of course he does! Sh\t sticks with sh\t!

757 days ago
10.

Santo    

If 99% of the athletes in your sport fit the definition of "doping", there's something wrong with the rules of your sport.

757 days ago
11.

Gretel    

Give it up TMZ, you're looking pathetic.

757 days ago
12.

maria    

Of course he supports him, Bonds is a s*** bag. They probably used the same "junkie"

757 days ago
13.

MarkMadness    

This is not ironic at all. It's expected.

757 days ago
14.

Mike L    

All of you accusing Lance for doping, I have 2 words for you..... PROVE IT. We've seen no proof whatsoever. All we've seen is hundreds of negative test results, which proves he WAS NOT doping. The only things that say he was doping is a book written by a far less successful rival, and a USADA worker who obviously has a vendetta against Lance.

If you have no proof that he was doping, shut up. You're defaming his character and opening yourselves up for lawsuits.

757 days ago
15.

Samantha    

No, it would ironic if Barry Bonds did not support Lance. Use the term properly my friends.

757 days ago
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