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Barry Bonds’ Sentencing Will Mark End of BALCO Steroids Scandal

December 15, 2011 | 10:29 am

Barry Bonds’ Sentencing Will Mark End of BALCO Steroids Scandal

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from California Watch Bicycle racer Tammy Thomas lied to a grand jury about her use of steroids, then fought perjury charges in court. Convicted, she was sentenced to house arrest. It was the same story for elite track coach Trevor Graham, who lied to a federal agent trying to unpack the BALCO steroids scandal: Found […]

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November 2, 2011 | 8:40 am

Video: Barry Bonds Asks for Help for Bryan Stow Kids’ College Fund

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In May, the attorney for Bryan Stow’s family announced that Barry Bonds had volunteered to pay for the college educations of Bryan Stow’s children, Tyler, age 12, and Tabitha, age eight. From KNTV, May 26: Stow family attorney Thomas Girardi said that former slugger Barry Bonds has volunteered to pay for their college education. He […]

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Prosecutors Won’t Bring Bonds to Trial Again on Perjury Charges

August 31, 2011 | 2:53 pm

Prosecutors Won’t Bring Bonds to Trial Again on Perjury Charges

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from California Watch Baseball slugger Barry Bonds will not face a retrial on steroids-related perjury charges. Federal prosecutors today dismissed three felony charges of lying under oath to the grand jury that investigated the BALCO steroids scandal. In April, a jury deadlocked on the three counts. But the jury convicted Bonds of another felony, obstruction […]

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August 25, 2011 | 2:33 pm

Barry Bonds Back in Court Seeking Set Aside of Conviction

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Barry Bonds was back in court today. From the Merc before the proceedings: In a hearing set for Thursday, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston will consider Bonds’ bid to set aside his April conviction for providing evasive testimony to a federal grand jury probing the Balco steroids scandal in December 2003. The hearing may also […]

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Judge Grants Prosecutors More Time to Decide on Bonds Perjury Retrial

June 23, 2011 | 10:28 am

Judge Grants Prosecutors More Time to Decide on Bonds Perjury Retrial

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge gave prosecutors more time to decide whether home run record-holder Barry Bonds should face another perjury trial. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston granted the prosecutors’ request Thursday. Prosecutors must decide whether Bonds should stand trial on three perjury charges on which a jury deadlocked after a monthlong trial […]

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Morning Splash: Bonds Guilty on One Count; BART’s Dugger Gets Nearly $1 Million Severance

April 14, 2011 | 7:54 am

Morning Splash: Bonds Guilty on One Count; BART’s Dugger Gets Nearly $1 Million Severance

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Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice, jury deadlocked on perjury counts (California Watch) Barry Bonds, the former Giants slugger and baseball’s home run champion, was found guilty of obstruction of justice Wednesday for giving evasive answers to a federal grand jury that was questioning him about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. The jury deadlocked on […]

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April 13, 2011 | 11:50 pm

Reaction to Bonds Verdict

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Update 7:15 a.m. KGO video on the Bonds verdict: Bonds’ attorney reacts with Bonds at his side Jurors discuss the case Giants react to Bonds verdict Update 8:07 p.m. After the verdict, KQED’s Stephanie Martin interviewed Professor Andrea Russi, a former federal prosecutor who is on the faculty at U.C. Berkeley’s School of Law, about […]

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April 4, 2011 | 1:00 pm

Bonds Trial on Hold, But New Evidence Emerges

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The perjury trial of Barry Bonds was put on hold today after a juror called in sick. Court officials say the juror could have kidney stones or gallstones. But even though the trial is on hold, there is new evidence. A key prosecution witness says he found a secret tape recording that may prove whether […]

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Video: “Game of Shadows” Co-Author Lance Williams on the Barry Bonds Trial

March 25, 2011 | 2:40 pm

Video: “Game of Shadows” Co-Author Lance Williams on the Barry Bonds Trial

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We talked today to Lance Williams, who co-wrote the book Game of Shadows, chronicling the BALCO scandal and Barry Bonds’ alleged involvement with steroids. He’s also been covering the Bonds trial for California Watch. Here’s a 2006 excerpt from the book, co-written with Mark Fainaru-Wada, published in Sports Illustrated. The article delves into the possible […]

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Your Replies to “Barry Bonds will be remembered as…”

March 25, 2011 | 2:29 pm

Your Replies to “Barry Bonds will be remembered as…”

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Here are some of the replies we got to our fill-in-the-blank exercise, “Barry Bonds will be remembered as….” My answer: “…controversial.” Replies: …smarter than Jose Canseco. …the greatest baseball player who ever lived and who was the victim of a vendetta by some government prosecutor who got pissed off at him, and who was victimized, […]

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