Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco clears Barry “Balco” Bonds obstruction conviction …
Please, even if the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned your obstruction of justice conviction, before you start talking about justice being served, every one in America, even homers in San Francisco, know you did roids. Sorry Barry, but no one will ever consider you the MLB home run champion.
What, it was Flax seed oil
Barry Bonds was cleared of his only criminal conviction in a government investigation of steroids in sports Wednesday when a federal appeals court ruled that the former San Francisco Giants star’s “rambling, nonresponsive answer” in grand jury testimony did not amount to obstruction of justice.
In a 10-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned a jury’s felony conviction of baseball’s all-time home run leader and said there was not enough evidence to support the charge. The ruling, if it stands, means Bonds cannot be retried.
“An enormous weight has been lifted from his body and soul,” said Bonds’ lawyer Dennis Riordan. He said the prosecution “ruined (Bonds’) career.”
Bonds, 50, said in a statement, “Today’s news is something that I have long hoped for. I am humbled and truly thankful for the outcome as well as the opportunity our judicial system affords to all individuals to seek justice.”
- Roger Clemens not guilty on all charges, will he be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame?
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ROGER CLEMENS … NOT GUILTY … FEDS STRIKE OUT!!!
Major League Baseball great and seven time Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens has been found not guilty and acquitted on two counts of perjury, obstruction of Congress and three counts of making false statements to Congress in connection with alleged steroid use. GOOD, the case never should have been tried in the first place!!! Following the not guilty jury verdict Clemens thanked his family, lawyers and others who have supported him during the trial where he was accused of using illicit performance enhancing drugs. In the end the jury did not believe the US attorneys made their case, not did they believe Clemens’ former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, who the Defense stated had incentive to lie.
Legendary baseball pitcher Roger Clemens was found not guilty Monday of lying to Congress during an investigation of steroid use among major league players.
The case against Clemens involved one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury. He was not charged with illicit use of performance-enhancing drugs, but his denial of such use was part of the case against him.
A federal jury found him not guilty on all six counts.