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Bonds Indicted

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by beefncheddar, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

  2. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Who's Barry Bonds?
  3. Love it. It's the beginning of the end, hopefully.
  4. There is a God.
  5. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    "What league did you play in?"
    "California Penal"
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    [blue]Perjury? Bonds lied? I believe everything he tells me.
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    It's a season late, but I'll take it.
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    (just fyi, the WWL still doesn't have it...)

    From a local news website:

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Major League Baseball's all-time home run king Barry Bonds was indicted Thursday on perjury and obstruction justice charges, according to KTVU reporter Rita Williams.

    The five-count indictment -- four counts of perjury and one of obstruciton of justice -- capped one of the longest federal grand jury investigations in Northern California history -- a proceeding that introduced the sports world to the acronym BALCO (Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative) and led to the downfall of American track and field world and Olympic champions Marion Jones, Kelli White and Tim Montgomery.

    It touched the NFL with several current and former players called to testify including former All-Pro linebacker Bill Romanowski.

    It also sparked the ongoing debate surrounding Major League Baseball and its problems with athletes taking performance enhancing drugs. It's a debate that has gone to such lengths that the home run ball that Bonds ripped out of AT&T Park to break Hank Aaron's all-time record was headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame tattooed with an asterisk.

    The charges against Bonds stem from his Dec.4, 2003 grand jury testimony when he allegedly testified that he did not knowingly take performance enhancing drugs.

    Bonds trainer and friend Greg Anderson was convicted in the BALCO case on grand jury charges, served time in jail and returned to prison when he refused to testify again against Bonds. He remains in jail.

    But others have allegedly testified to the grand jury that Bonds had admitted to using steroids produced by BALCO including the slugger's former mistress Kimberly Bell and a former childhood friend Stevie Hoskins.

    The tax charges stem from cash Bonds allegedly collected -- and did not report to the Internal Revenue Service -- from memorabilia shows.

    Bonds broke Hank Aaron's record with his 756th home run on Aug. 7 -- an event not without plenty additional drama brought on by the federal drug probe.

    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig grudgingly attended the games leading up to Bonds historic homer and Aaron did not travel to AT&T Park to witness the feat in person.

    The large banners commemorating the record still hang from the light posts on either side of the main center-field scoreboard at AT&T Park.

    Bonds ripped 762 homers in his 22 major league season and has recently talked about continuing his career else, possibly in nearby Oakland where the American League's designated hitter rule would allow him to bat but not play in the field where his aging body has robbed him of speed and quickness.
    Copyright 2007 by KTVU.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Hopefully, his retirement announcement will soon follow...
  10. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    [blue]I have this bridge in Brooklyn that I would like to sell you. It's nice and sturdy.
  11. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Never heard of him.
  12. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    What's this Bonds indictment you speak of? ???
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