Sources: Bonds may be subject of perjury probe - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Sources: Bonds may be subject of perjury probe

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Sources: Bonds may be subject of perjury probe

Postby SHOCKandAWE » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:25 pm

Federal prosecutors may be pursuing a perjury case against San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, stemming from his denials of steroid use during a federal grand jury appearance in 2003, multiple sources have told CNN.

For more than a month, a different federal grand jury has been hearing evidence about whether Bonds may have lied during his testimony on December 4, 2003, the sources told CNN.

The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco would neither confirm nor deny that a grand jury has been hearing testimony about Bonds.

Bonds' lawyers were unaware that a grand jury had been convened, said Harry Stern, a spokesman for his legal team.

Bonds, who now ranks third in career home runs, has steadfastly maintained he never knowingly used steroids. He was one of several prominent athletes called to testify as part of an investigation into BALCO, a San Francisco Bay Area laboratory accused of distributing steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

At the time, Bonds and the other athletes were given immunity by federal prosecutors, provided they told the truth on the stand.

Bonds' attorney, Mike Raines, has previously accused prosecutors of trying to set Bonds up for a perjury charge by offering him immunity to get him in front of the grand jury, then later challenging his testimony.

BALCO's founder, Victor Conte, spent four months in jail after pleading guilty to distributing illegal steroids. Greg Anderson, a long-time friend of Bonds, was sentenced to three months in jail on the same charges.

Bonds' denials came under renewed scrutiny in March with the release of the book "Game of Shadows" by San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams.

The book alleges Bonds used steroids and other performance enhancing drugs for at least five seasons, starting in 1998, and that Anderson -- his personal trainer -- helped him obtain the drugs.

Bonds has sued the authors to try to block them from making any money on the book, which his attorneys say was based on illegally obtained grand jury transcripts.

In the wake of the controversy over "Game of Shadows," Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig appointed George Mitchell, a former U.S. Senate majority leader and federal judge, to investigate steroid use in baseball.
Image
SHOCKandAWE
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3522
Joined: 8 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pennsylvania

Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:33 pm

Good luck. It's just a waste of time, resources and money.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 21344
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 15th green...

Postby Blade » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:35 pm

Bonds did not "roid up", he took human growth hormones, hence the oversized cranium.
Blade
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 115
Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:37 pm

Come on, it was flaxseed oil.
TheYanks04
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero


Posts: 9531
Joined: 12 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Blade » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:42 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Come on, it was flaxseed oil.


This is true. Flaxseed oil laced with human growth hormones.
Blade
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 115
Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:46 pm

Blade wrote:
TheYanks04 wrote:Come on, it was flaxseed oil.


This is true. Flaxseed oil laced with human growth hormones.



And Insulin and whatever else he was never taking.

Wait until the BASH members here start their little spin-meister dancing. It should be most entertaining to hear all the re-hash of how other players cheat, everyone is out to get Bonds, the Press hates him and makes everything up, he is really Mr. Personality and misunderstood, there is no video tape of him sticking syringes in his buttt so he must be innocent, yada yada yada.
TheYanks04
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero


Posts: 9531
Joined: 12 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby DGroundhog » Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:31 am

If he committed perjury testifying before Congress he should be held accountable for it. Clinton was impeached for lying under oath, Bonds shouldn't be above the same law.
Image

[b][size=18]70*[/size][/b]
* Steroid induced record
DGroundhog
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1390
Joined: 3 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:53 am

DGroundhog wrote:If he committed perjury testifying before Congress he should be held accountable for it. Clinton was impeached for lying under oath, Bonds shouldn't be above the same law.


Clinton was impeached? :-?
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 21344
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 15th green...

Postby BritSox » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:01 am

Yes. Being impeached only means being charged and sent to the Senate for trial, not necessarily convicted by that body.
Image
BritSox
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicMock(ing) DrafterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 5223
Joined: 5 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: You don't care, do you? No... because you're unconscious.

Postby bceagles04 » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:04 am

BritSox wrote:Yes. Being impeached only means being charged and sent to the Senate for trial, not necessarily convicted by that body.


I was gonna say the same thing...US HIstory class came in handy for that one ;-D
Image
bceagles04
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 3089
Joined: 8 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: at my computer

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Friday, Aug. 1
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Seattle at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Texas at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
Philadelphia at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Colorado at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
LA Angels at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
San Francisco at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Cincinnati at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
NY Yankees at Boston
(7:10 pm)
Minnesota at Chi White Sox
(8:10 pm)
Toronto at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Milwaukee at St. Louis
(8:15 pm)
Kansas City at Oakland
(9:35 pm)
Pittsburgh at Arizona
(9:40 pm)
Chi Cubs at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)
Atlanta at San Diego
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact