I am currently watching the Mariners game on MLB TV and one of the announcer just said Bonds has been found guilty on at least one charge they found out. Has anyone else heard this? I am wondering if I misheard.
A verdict was announced, but then withdrawn
That the press jumped the gun?
Your signature line is well suited to the line just before it.
This entire cluster of an era of baseball.
Apparently they came to a verdict on one charge, but not the others. So one down, one guilty verdict? I hope Bonds roasts. He was always just an all around jerk.
Bonds was an unbelievable ball player. His personality has been blown out up because of his success followed quickly by his downfall. People are right when they say that it is a witch hunt. I don't see how Bonds gets convicted of anything due to the lack of evidence supplied by the government. It really is hard to tell how many people "cheated" during that time period, but I would guess upwards of 70-85% of the players.
People have a hard time looking at that era and seperating it from other eras. Are his numbers inflated because of steroids? yes. were 70-85% of other players as well? most likely. He was a hall of famer before he hit all those home runs and should be one despite taking steroids.
My impression is that hes not being persued b/c of his steroid use, but rather b/c he lied about taking them, which makes the "everyone else did it" defense moot in my opinion. If it wasn't a big deal b/c "everyone was doing it", he should have just admitted that. I don't really think it is a witch hunt. If someone lies under oath I want them prosecuted. If lying under oath was OK, the justice system would be worse than it already is.
Only guys I know of that's taken it so far as to say they didn't do it under oath when it was pretty obvious they did were Bonds, Clemens, and Raffy. Clemens is waiting for his trial, Bonds' is ending, and Raffy just disappeared off the face of the earth.
Even if he were to get in (which I doubt it), he's going to be waiting a while. Ask Jim Rice how being a prick to the media can effect your HoF chances.
Didn't pay attention to him after he left. I would say he got out at the right time though. He was there back when they were actually good and had a roster with Bonds, Bonilla, Drabeck, Neagle, and Wakefield among others. Now they aren't much better than most AAA teams.
verdict on one count will be announced shortly.
Bonds found Guilty on Obstruction of Justice charge. Not sure what the penalty is for that.
the sentencing guidelines make it such that he will never see jail. this is the most bizarre verdict ever. i followed the trial very closely and cannot understand how they could've come to an agreement on a catchall charge but not a specific charge.
From what I gather they find him guilty on hindering the steroids investigation by lying, but are split on the other charges that are specifically about him lying under oath? That's what I'm getting out of this.
more or less. if i had to handicapp this verdict as it was sent to the jury, i think i would've picked this as the least likely outcome. materiality is more important to this charge than the others and the prosecution did a poor job on materiality. the case was also poorly managed by the judge who made a number of extremely questionable decisions. it will be hard for him to fight and/or appeal this verdict without opening the door to the prosecution seeking to reverse some of the judge's decisions in any new trial.
Yeah didn't the judge throw out urine samples and audio recordings?
The prosecution is free to re-file the case.
And the hits just keep on coming...
Apparently the defense is going to fight the guilty verdict as well. I have a feeling this trial will never end.
It doesn't seem like the cleanest verdict, so it is potentially ripe for a challenge.
And neither will the colossal amount of time/money wasted on it. Who f'in cares! Everyone has their opinion and the outcome of his trial will not change anyone's mind at this point.
Although the jury may have been hung, according to Bond's girl friend he was not.
Bonds ? Who gives a f....k. I don't, He is old news. Won't see him in the hall of fame anytime soon. He wil always carry that imaginary asterisk beside the homerun record.
I hope Baroids rots in jail!
... a racist SOB. Can't believe he gets away with what he does.
time that the truth comes out. Barry, just tell the truth.
He's like Clemens and in too deep now. If he does fess up, then he will be charged again with perjury.
Annoying that people look at Bonds and think that he along with the small handful of other high profile players who were found to be on steroids were the only ones. It's such a high number it's ridiculous.