Luke Macaulay, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, said:
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California is not seeking an indictment today in connection with the ongoing steroids-related investigation. Much has been accomplished to date, and we will continue to move forward actively in this investigation — including continuing to seek the truthful testimony of witnesses whose testimony the grand jury is entitled to hear.
To date, the BALCO investigation has yielded five felony convictions, and has galvanized the national debate on the surprisingly widespread use, and dangerous and harmful nature, of anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Since the initiation of the investigation, there has been extensive congressional inquiry into steroids, the U.S. Sentencing Commission has toughened sentencing guidelines for steroids related offenses, and Major League Baseball has strengthened its steroids testing program.