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Barry Bond’s Views on Steroid Use

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) __ Barry Bonds says he still believes baseball has far more important issues to discuss than steroid use.

Bonds sat down for an informal conversation yesterday with reporters from the Oakland Tribune and E-S-P-N in the Giants´ spring training locker room in Scottsdale. He restated many of the same positions on steroids, records and the media that he mentioned in a news conference last week. He also repeated his position on performance-enhancing substances: They´re not a big deal. Bonds didn´t say he had used steroids — and he also said his head hasn´t grown and his testicles haven´t shrunk in recent years. Certain hormones can cause head growth, while shrunken testicles can be a side effect of anabolic steroids.