Barry Bonds Pleads Not Guilty
Barry Bonds Pleads Not Guilty: A day after devastating evidence stacked up in the case against former San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds was released, the slugger pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied to a grand jury investigating the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. It was Bonds’ third time pleading in this particular case. Could this be the beginning of the end for the reigning homerun king?
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On Wednesday, a judge unsealed hundreds of pages of documentation from Barry Bonds perjury case. The court also released a “transcript of an alleged conversation between Bonds' childhood friend and assistant Steve Hoskins and Bonds' then-personal trainer Greg Anderson”. As suspected, the New York Yankees [+280] currently have the best Sports Odds to win the upcoming 2009 World Series by a landslide.
Bonds was originally was indicted in back in November of ‘07, but the government revised the charges twice to fix legal technicalities. He now faces 10 counts of “making false statements to a grand jury,” plus an “obstruction of justice” charge. The case has been scheduled to go to trial March 2nd, and if convicted, the former Giants’ slugger faces a sentence between probation and two years in prison. The Chicago Cubs [+700] and the Boston Red Sox [+700] currently posses the second best Sports Odds to win the 2009 World Series, but are both way behind the Yanks.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston revealed very powerful evidence in hundreds of pages of documents. The most devastating ones being multiple positive drug tests that prosecutors linked to Barry Bonds. In addition to the steroids tests, documents also include a “transcript of a taped conversation between Bonds' personal trainer and personal assistant discussing injecting the slugger, plus a list of current and former major leaguers, including Jason Giambi, who are scheduled to testify for the government”.
Maybe after he accepts a plea agreement he can be a whining bitch like PA and blog about how miserable his life is as a convicted felon. Maybe he can also get his minion to pitifully fellate him for the injustice he received and how difficult his life is now that he is as a convicted felon with no driving privileges and supervised probation just like the rest of Americans convicted felons receive. Poor PA