Baseball superstar Barry Bonds was charged Thursday with perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying when he said he did not use performance-enhancing drugs.
The indictment, unsealed Thursday by federal prosecutors in San Francisco, is the culmination of a four-year federal probe into whether he lied under oath to a grand jury investigating steroid use by elite athletes.
⁈Å"I⁈⁚m surprised,⁈ said John Burris, one of Bonds⁈⁚ attorneys, ⁈Å"but there⁈⁚s been an effort to get Barry for a long time. ⁈Å"I⁈⁚m curious what evidence they have now they didn⁈⁚t have before.⁈
Burris did not know of the indictment before being alerted by The Associated Press. He said he would immediate call Bonds to notify him.
The indictment charges 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 single season home-run record.
⁈Å"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 reads.
I wish people would give the guy a break, he broke the greatest record in sports. He deserved some aknowledgement. His life and his family's is already ruined thanks to you Barry haters. Remember Roger Maris? He got an asterisk b/c people didn't like him! Same situation. People didn't want Aaron to break the record, he was getting death threats! But people love him now!! Whats up with that? Face it-Barry Bonds is the greatest home run hitter of all times and you are going to have to deal with that until A-Rod passes him.
There is no doubt he did steroids/HGH but the pictures don't mean anything when your young of course you going to have a different type body. Anybody with the money that Bonds has to have the proper trainers and cooks you can get huge like he has but it takes time and he got huge overnight.
But the real evidence that Bonds did steroids/HGH is that there are something thats just doesn't happen there is no 2nd puberty so there is no way that in his late 30's that his skull and feet got bigger.
If this is totally true, SHAME ON YOU BARRY BONDS! I tried defending the man when everyone else was crucifying him and now i see this that he LIED? SHAME ON YOU BARRY! He must want to die early like the rest of those steriod users who have heart problems later on in their life.