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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2007 10:45 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds was indicted Thursday for perjury and obstruction of justice, charged with lying when he told a federal grand jury that he did not knowingly use performance-enhancing drugs.
The indictment unsealed Thursday against baseball's home-run king culminated a four-year investigation into steroid use by elite athletes.


"During the criminal investigation, evidence was obtained including positive tests for the presence of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing substances for Bonds and other athletes," the indictment read.
In August, the 43-year-old Bonds passed Hank Aaron to become baseball's career home run leader. Late in the season, the San Francisco Giants told the seven-time National League MVP they didn't want him back next year. He is currently a free agent.


While Bonds was chasing Aaron, the grand jury was working behind closed doors to complete the long-rumored indictment.



"I'm surprised," said John Burris, one of Bonds' attorneys, "but there's been an effort to get Barry for a long time. "I'm curious what evidence they have now they didn't have before."
The indictment charged Bonds with lying when he said that he didn't knowingly take steroids given to him by his personal trainer, Greg Anderson. He also denied taking steroids at anytime in 2001 when he was pursuing the season home-run record.
He is also charged with lying that Anderson never injected him with steroids.
"Greg wouldn't do that," Bonds testified in December 2003 when asked if Anderson ever gave him any drugs that needed to be injected. "He knows I'm against that stuff."

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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2007 11:47 pm
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Next year, Bonds could be in stripes & A-Rod back in pinstripes.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2007 11:53 pm
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I think he should just say he didn't understand the question:D

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 Posted: Fri Nov 16th, 2007 12:06 am
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After reading the indictment, the Feds don't have anything new, there is no smoking gun, and why did they hold anderson in the jail for this long, but they had all this evidence, also the everything about this case was leaked already but they got him with a positive test, but this was never leaked,hmmm

 

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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2007 03:39 am
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I think it is going to be very hard to convict Bonds.  He is guilty as hell but a good lawyer will be able to convince a jury that his guilt is not beyond a reasonable doubt.

Don't misunderstand me.  Bonds is a piece of dog shit. 

 

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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2007 07:00 pm
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Ultimark wrote: I think it is going to be very hard to convict Bonds.  He is guilty as hell but a good lawyer will be able to convince a jury that his guilt is not beyond a reasonable doubt.  

He lied to the grand jury or he didn't.  There isn't much gray area there.  What reasonable doubt is there?  He didn't know he was telling a lie?



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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2007 09:03 pm
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Hi Beej!  All a jury has to do is to put doubt in the process of testing for steriods.  I happen to know a lot about this topic.  The fact that they waited so long to indict means that they are very uncertain that the prosecution will secure a conviction. 

The jury selection process will determine whether it will be possible to convict.  Good luck making certain that all the jurors will not be susceptible to nullification.  I would like to see a conviction.  I just doubt that one will happen.

 

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