Hank Aaron told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday that Barry Bonds should be allowed to keep the home run record he set two seasons ago, even though he is an alleged PED user.
“In all fairness to everybody, I just don’t see how you really can do a thing like that and just say somebody isn’t the record holder anymore, and let’s go back to the way that it was,” Aaron said.
Aaron went on to say that given the circumstances of Bonds’ career that it would be hard to remove the record.
“Really, it’s sort of a tricky call when you start going down that road of who is legitimate,” Aaron told the Journal-Constitution. “I don’t know if Barry would have hit as many home runs or hit them as far — if that’s the case that he did use steroids — but I still don’t think it has anything to do with him having the kind of baseball career that he had.
“He could have had an excellent career, regardless of what he did. So it would be something that I don’t think the commissioner would like to get involved in, really. There are things out there besides worrying about a home run record that somebody now holds. Barry has the record, and I don’t think anybody can change that.”