Barry Bonds, who holds Major League Baseball’s career and single-season home-run records, was properly convicted in 2011 for obstructing a U.S. probe of steroids in professional sports, a federal appeals court said.
The perjury trial of Barry Bonds may hinge on whether jurors believe the baseball home run king, who claims he didn’t know his trainer was giving him steroids, or Jason Giambi , the former New York Yankee expected to testify he was given the muscle-building drugs by the same trainer.
Colorado Rockies baseball player Jason Giambi and his brother Jeremy told jurors at Barry Bonds ’s perjury trial that they got performance-enhancing drugs from the former San Francisco Giants outfielder’s trainer.
Lawyers for Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball’s home-run record holder, who was rejected for the sport’s Hall of Fame last month, asked a federal appeals court to overturn his 2011 conviction for obstructing a U.S. probe of steroid use.
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong , who two former teammates say took banned performance-enhancing substances, is facing a legal process that eventually proved similar allegations against other professional athletes accused of doping.
A lawyer for Barry Bonds said the home-run king may take the stand in his own defense today in the federal trial where prosecutors have presented testimony from more than a dozen witnesses, including baseball players who said they received steroids from Bonds’s ex-trainer.