CNN reported Thursday that the federal government is investigating whether Bonds committed perjury during his grand jury testimony in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative case in 2003.
A person with knowledge of the probe confirmed the report to The Associated Press on Thursday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the secrecy of the investigation.
Multiple sources told CNN that a federal grand jury has been hearing evidence for more than a month about whether Bonds perjured himself during his Dec. 4, 2003, testimony. CNN reporter Ted Rowlands told ESPN Radio on Thursday night that it took a month for the network to get corroborating sources for the story.
The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco would neither confirm nor deny that a grand jury is sitting.
Harry Stern, an attorney in the firm representing Bonds, told The Associated Press that "we don't have any knowledge about" a grand jury investigation. He also said he stands by previous statements that his client did not perjure himself during his 2003 testimony.
Bonds was mobbed by reporters after the second game of the Giants' doubleheader with the Astros. When asked to respond, Bonds said "no comment."
When asked what he would tell his fans, Bonds responded, "Tell them I love them."