Bonds Found Guilty Of Obstruction Charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After several days of deliberation, a jury found home run king Barry Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that he lied to a grand jury in 2003 when he specifically denied that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone.

Following a 12-day trial and almost four full days of deliberation, a jury could not reach a unanimous vote on three of four counts, a messy end to a case that put the slugger in the spotlight for more than three years.

Bonds sat stone-faced through the verdict, displaying no emotion.

The case also represented the culmination of the federal investigation into the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroids ring. Federal prosecutors and the Justice Department will have to decide whether to retry Bonds on the unresolved counts.

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  • mike

    Bonds is a JERK a RACIST and a DISGRACE TO THE GAME.

  • bob

    ……….one of the clubhouse attendants included. “He didn’t tip,” the attendant said. “Nothing.” And to think the man employs three public relations agents.
    Class act Barry!!! Almost as much class as your racism and your cheating with those steroids. When I think of the BLACK players who preceded you who performed HONESTLY wirh CLASS..Robinson,Doby,Mays,Banks,Robinson,Stargell etc. and then to have to witness your low classed garbage.

  • mike

    Ron Kittle can attest to Bond’s Racism:
    The setting was the visitors’ clubhouse at the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field home in 1993, when Bonds’ San Francisco Giants had come to town. Kittle, by then retired from the game, had asked Bonds to sign two jerseys Bonds had worn in games, so that Kittle could auction them for Indiana Sports Charities, his philanthropy helping kids with cancer.
    I paid about $110 of my own money for them, so they could be auctioned off at the golf outing. I did that all the time for stars like Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Derek Jeter and Roger Clemens. When I tell them how their autographs help the cause, every player gladly signs — with one exception.

    I walked up to Bonds at his locker in the Wrigley Field visitors’ clubhouse, introduced myself and said, ‘Barry, if you sign these, they’ll bring in a lot of money for kids who need help.

    Bonds stood up, looked me in the eye and said, “I don’t sign for white people.” If lightning hits me today, I will swear those were his exact words. Matt Williams and other Giants were in the room and they heard what Bonds said.

    I stood there for a minute, and the veins in my neck were popping. I’ve only been that mad a few times in my life. I was going to beat the (heck) out of him, really kick his (butt), but Williams saw what was happening, so he came over and got between us. Matt said, “Ron, that’s just the way he is.”

  • Erik

    No matter if Bonds is a racist or not, baseball is the issue, and despite the steroid allegations….he still should be a hofer. Thats just my opinion, I know Bonds is am arrogant and maybe classless s.o.b but the only thing that matters ate the facts, and the facts are; Mlb had no policy in place at the time Bonds allegedly and unknowingly took steroids, and his numbers speak for the argument that he should be a first ballot hall of famer. But because of resent and racism he wont.

  • Erik


  • frank

    Here we go with the RACE CARD!!!!
    It wasn’t because of RACISM or RESENTMENT …….BONDS and anyone else who used steroids whether their was a policy or not is a CHEATER and a DISGRACE TO THE GAME………………..PERIOD.

  • mike

    “He didn’t know” Can you say BULL***T?

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