OT: Bonds Found Guilty on At Least One Charge?

Submitted by Swazi on April 13th, 2011 at 4:50 PM

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.

Comments

Swazi

April 13th, 2011 at 5:00 PM ^

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.

we the roses

April 13th, 2011 at 5:14 PM ^

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.

Mitch Cumstein

April 13th, 2011 at 5:23 PM ^

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.

Swazi

April 13th, 2011 at 5:29 PM ^

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.

ish

April 13th, 2011 at 5:37 PM ^

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. 

ish

April 13th, 2011 at 5:45 PM ^

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.

Cigarro Cubano

April 13th, 2011 at 6:25 PM ^

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. 

 

Fuck Bonds.  

Steve Lorenz

April 14th, 2011 at 12:11 AM ^

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.