Plenty of people suspect Greg Anderson is getting some sort of payoff for refusing to testify against Barry Bonds in the perjury trial that began this week. If that's true, he certainly isn't spending the dough on dress shoes.
Anderson, Bonds' former trainer and a convicted steroid supplier, stood before U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston earlier this wearing a suit and wild chin hairs and reiterated that he would rather sit in the clink than testify.
Anderson Attorney Mark Geragos contends the continued refusal to cooperate is not out of loyalty to Bonds, a childhood friend, but rather because of his distrust of the government.
Cynics assume something more insidious. Either way, one example of how he's not flashing cash came late after Illston remanded Anderson into the custody of the marshals for the duration of the trial.
The Recorder spotted in a courthouse elevator Anderson's other attorney, Burlingame defense lawyer Paula Canny, her petite frame almost nearly hidden behind a clear garbage bag containing her beefy weight-trainer client's clothes.
Anderson brought a more comfortable change of clothes to change into while waiting to be sent to a lockup, Canny said.
And the black leather, lace-up shoes Anderson wore in court, she said, were borrowed from a friend who needed them back before the weekend to wear to a wedding.