Barry Bonds loses his appeal, faces 30 days home confinement

garlicfriesandbaseball:

GFBB Note: Craig Calcaterra’s take on the Barry Bonds Appeal is pretty interesting, no matter what side of this fence you’re on. And be sure and read the comments below the article as it gives a 360 Degree perspective, though some of them will give you a mammoth headache …..ugghh!

Originally posted on HardballTalk:

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Barry Bonds’ criminal conviction for obstruction of justice today. While he could potentially appeal again to the Supreme Court such appeals are rarely if ever granted. This is probably it for him, and he’ll likely soon have to serve his 30 day home confinement sentence.

In denying the appeal, the court ruled that the statement Bonds gave to grand jurors in response to a question about whether he was ever given injections of any kind by Greg Anderson “served to divert the grand jury’s attention away from the relevant inquiry of the investigation, which was Anderson and BALCO’s distribution of steroids and PEDs. The statement was therefore evasive.”

As I’ve noted several times, however, the verdict on this question, and now this ruling from the appeals court, is bizarre. Bonds was asked a yes or no question. He went off on a…

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