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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:41 PM

Barry Bonds seeks to have conviction dismissed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A lawyer for Barry Bonds urged a federal appeals court on Wednesday to toss out the slugger's obstruction of justice conviction, saying a rambling answer he gave while testifying before a grand jury was not a crime.

Appellate specialist Dennis Riordan argued that Bonds was not formally or specifically charged with the felony that he was convicted of committing. A federal jury in April 2011 found baseball's all-time home runs leader guilty of obstruction for saying he was a "celebrity child" when asked about injecting steroids.

Prosecutors asked Bonds during his December 2003 grand jury appearance whether Greg Anderson, his personal trainer, ever gave him "anything that required a syringe to inject yourself with?"

Bonds referred to his father, former major leaguer Bobby Bonds, when he responded "that's what keeps our friendship. You know, I am sorry, but that - you know, that - I was a celebrity child, not just in baseball by my own instincts. I became a celebrity child with a famous father. I just don't get into other people's business because of my father's situation, you see ..."

That particular exchange wasn't included in the indictment originally released in November 2007. The omission is "the dagger in the heart of this conviction," Riordan argued.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20130213/barry-bonds-appeal.ap/#ixzz2KpU3XhCm

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:05 PM

1. As someone posted in GD, the asterisk can't be erased ...

What an egotistical douchebag moron ... pissing away his millions on lawyers.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:50 PM

2. The government lies to us daily

 

Why should it be a crime to lie to them?

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:12 AM

3. Shut up, Barry Bonds!

Cheater.

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