HR King*** Barry Bonds Indicted on Perjury and Obstruction of Justice Charges …



Move over Michael Vick and Marion Jones … you are about to have some Asterisk_thumbnailcompany. Baseball slugger and home run king “*”, Barry Bonds is indicted by a Federal grand jury. Barry Bonds is about to learn a lesson in humility and the fact that the Feds do not screw around. The Balco poster boy is in a world of trouble.

Major League Baseball’s worst nightmare just came true. The dirty little secret of steroid use that permeated the sport for years is about to have the cover ripped off the ball. Oh what tangled webs we weave … The poster boy of MLB steroid use and new HR King just got his crown knocked off.

If proven guilty or if Bonds cops a plea deal, should all his baseball records be taken away like Marion Jones’ Olympic medals were?


The Indictment
Bonds was indicted on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction. The possible penalties:

  • Perjury: Five years in prison, three years supervised probation for each count.
  • Obstruction: 10 years in prison, three years supervised probation.

On the very day that Barry Bonds is indicted by a Federal grand jury for perjury and obstruction of justice charges, Bond’s long time trainer, Greg Anderson, is released from prison. Coincidence?

His release comes on the same day as the federal government’s indictment of the ex-Giants slugger on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice. He was cited for lying when he said he didn’t knowingly take steroids given to him by Anderson, his personal trainer and longtime friend. Bonds also was charged with lying that Anderson never injected him with steroids.

Indictment against Barry Lamor Bonds

Excerpts from the Barry Bonds federal indictment

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From The Smoking Gun:

According to the five-count indictment, Bonds lied to a federal grand jury in December 2003 when asked about his use of steroids. During that appearance, Bonds, 43, repeatedly denied that his trainer, Greg Anderson, provided him with performance-enhancing drugs like human growth hormone and the illegal products distributed by the notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Under oath, Bonds claimed that one cream preferred by Anderson was flaxseed oil. “And I was at the ballpark, whatever, I don’t care. What’s lotion going to do to me? How many times have I heard that: ‘This is going to rub into you and work.’” Federal prosecutors apparently will seek to prove that the purported flaxseed oil was, in fact, one of BALCO’s illegal salves, which were known as “the clear” and “the cream.” That charge, the indictment indicates, will apparently be buttressed by results showing that Bonds has tested positive for steroids: “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.”

Barry Bonds, a present free agent without a team can all but say goodbye to the game of baseball. No one would be crazy enough to sign Bonds with this dark cloud and a world of baggage that follows.

Vick’s federal case may be a guide to how Bonds’ case goes

Posted November 15, 2007 by
Crime, Judicial, Sports | 5 comments

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “HR King*** Barry Bonds Indicted on Perjury and Obstruction of Justice Charges …”

    1. Scared Monkeys on November 15th, 2007 11:47 pm

      Barry Bonds … “I did not do that steroid … not a single time.”

    2. Pam on November 16th, 2007 11:27 am that the equivalent to President Clinton…”I didn’t inhale?”

    3. Scared Monkeys on November 16th, 2007 8:11 pm

      Pam … ;)


    4. Observer on November 16th, 2007 10:52 pm
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