February 13, 2005 -- The former mistress of Giant slugger Barry Bonds says he admitted to her that he used steroids. The jolting admission by Kimberly Bell to Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera last night simply added bulk to the suspicions surrounding Bonds and his beefed-up bat.
Geraldo asked: "Did he admit, specifically, to using [steroids] to you?"
"Yes," Bell answered. "Yes, he did tell me. He told me between '99 and 2000 that this was something he was doing."
Bonds has consistently denied in public that he ever knowingly used any form of steroids.
Bell, 35, was on the Rivera program to promote a book she's writing about her nine-year relationship with the slugger, a book tentatively titled "Bonds' Girl."
She said Bonds told her he was using the steroids to help him recover quicker from his injuries.