trevor-grahamThe jury announced a guilty verdict in the trial of former elite track coach Trevor Graham. Graham is the latest add-on in the score card of steroid prosecutors stemming from the Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative steroid investigation.

The jury convicted Graham of only one count out of the three charges against him. The jury reached a deadlock on the two other charges because, according to reports, at least one juror was reportedly had doubts about the credibility of the prosecution’s star witness, Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia.

Graham was found guilty of lying to federal authorities regarding his relationship with Heredia, a self-confessed steroid dealer and user. Heredia has testified that he had supplied Graham steroids and other banned substances to be used by his track trainees.

The decision was lauded by some groups in competitive sports. “This verdict is another example of how the cooperation between law enforcement authorities and anti-doping agencies is allowing us to get at this problem in a deeper way,” U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Darryl Seibel said. “This verdict also underscores the importance for athletes to make good decisions in choosing who to work with.”

Graham did not testify in his trial; however, some members of his former roster of track stars did, including Olympic gold winner Antonio Pettigrew. Due to his public admission of steroid use, Pettigrew has been left with no choice but to give up his gold medal he won at 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. Marion Jones, another athlete who trained under Graham, has been stripped of the medals she won dating back to September 2000. This after admitting she had used steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

And it seems like the crackdown will not stop with Graham’s and Tammy Thomas’ guilty decisions. Thomas, an Olympic cycling gold medalist, was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice charges April this year. Many observers say these two trials are just warm ups for Barry Bonds. Slugger Bonds is also set to face a similar trial, which is expected to happen next year.