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Barry Bonds Indicted on Perjury, Obstruction Charges

11/15/2007 7:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A San Francisco grand jury has indicted home run champion Barry Bonds on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. It was only a matter of time ...

The indictment comes after a four-year federal investigation into whether the most suddenly Herculean player in pro baseball lied to the grand jury probing steroid use by professional athletes.

Just three months ago, Bonds surpassed legendary Hank Aaron's home run record, and was then promptly dismissed by the San Francisco Giants.

Bye bye Barry, bye bye.

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106.

Melissa    

You ignorant people on here are really a shame to waste time to post such racial comments the white people trying to blame the blacks and the blacks trying to blame the whites....It doesnt matter the color of your skin WHEN YOU MAKE A BAD DECSION THAT IS NOT A WHITE OR BLACK PERSONS FAULT IT WAS HIS OWN AND NEWS FLASH MORONS PEOPLE DO MAKE MISTAKES AND HOW DUMB ARE YOU TO BLAME WHITES OR BLACKS!!! Grow up and quit blaming everyone else and TAKE RESPONSIBILLITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS!!!!

2480 days ago
107.

Nutage    

I hope he gets some jail time for all the attitude he has had over the last few years, especially since he is a liar...

2480 days ago
108.

John    

While it's easy to blame Bonds - and I do, MLB as a whole is equally to blame for not suspending him when he tested postive. The bottom line was they enjoyed the TV ratings and ticket sales Bonds generated and now he's gonna be left to hang out and dry.

The good news for me is his conviction (and he'll be convicted) will erase his record and Aaron will remain the legitimate record holder.

2480 days ago
109.

WHAT?    

Dis-graceful liar
Will catch-up w/OJ also. Watch the other 2 liars plea bargain, just as with Bond's trainer after locked-up for a year in the fairy farm. Did you see when they ask him to have a seat, and he said he can't?

2480 days ago
110.

The Ang    

What is all this black and white krap? Has anyone looked at Hank Aaron lately, last time I checked he was black. The point: It doesn't matter. We all love him because he did it the old fashioned way - He earned it! Ain't it amazing that all these records stood for years, but when steriods got involved in the game, all of the sudden we have people bustin records left and right. Give me a break. McGuire, Sosa, Bonds - all should be stripped of any records cause they cheated - bottom line.

2480 days ago
111.

ceecee    

I think his entire base ball history should be expunged He got it all by cheating and lying, karma can be a bitch,trailer trash druggie.

2480 days ago
112.

reggie    

For the record, Barry Bonds never tested positve for anything, the issue is whether he ''knowingly'' took a banned supplement. Did anybody know that the goverment leaked the indictment to the media before they informed him. Barry Bonds is walking.

2480 days ago
113.

reggie    

I wonder why they didn't slam Jason Giambi for taking steroids, and he admitted that he took them. theres a double standard when it comes to how the goverment handles it's cases. Micheal Vick was caught up in a case that didn't involve him, the FEDS were investigating a drug operation when they stumbled upon a dogfighting ring which VICK wasn't involved in just funded by him. The Barry Bonds situation is a lot easier to fight because he being charged with perjury which is very hard to prove, The issue is did he know ''what'' he was ''taking'' when he was ''taking'' ''it''.

2480 days ago
114.

reggie    

I haven't read a lot of these posts , but I can't understand how somebody can sit up and type all kinds of racist crap about people who they have never met. It seems like when someone is acused of something without being convicted, everybody assumes that person is guilty, then when the outcome of the trail isn't what they thought it would be, That assumption turns to anger, how could some people be so angry over somebody that doesn't even know thet exist.

2480 days ago
115.

WHAT?    

No problem here.
Did you see the before and after pictures of this guys body from steroids?
Your head does not grow from weights!

2480 days ago
116.

reggie    

hey #118, do you think his trainer is going to testify against him? The goverment leaked the indictment to every media outlet before they informed him. There's something fishy about that. I don't see what the big deal is, Jason Giambi admitted to using steroids and he's allowed to play, plus the media has swept it under the rug. The media treated Jose Canseco like he commited a sin when he wrote the book and testified in front of the senate, those other guys [ Rafael Palmero , Mark MAguire, Sammy Sosa ] didn't want to sit next to him. Ivan Rodriguez plays for detoit and he lost weight after Canseco ratted him him out, so the Bonds thing is not going to hold up.

2480 days ago
117.

rosie    

I am so sick and tired of all this race card crap. Barry Bonds is a cheater, right along with Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, Giambi, Canseco and all the other steroid jerks in professional sports. Baseball as I knew it and loved it is long gone. Todays atheletes are over paid and big on hot dogging it all over the field. Hey I was never a Giants fan but boy did I love to see Mayes play and McCovey. And the biggest thrill of my life was going to see Sandy Koufax pitch 9 innings and seeing guys strike out left and right....and I am talking honest power hitters. Baseball has come to such a low and I seriously think that whether Bonds is prosecuted or not, doesn't matter much. Yes he needs to be stripped of all awards, and barred forever from baseball and the Hall of Fame. But each and every cheater needs to join his butt, whether they are black or not. I am sick to death of this garbage that the whites are jealous of the blacks and vice versa. Grow up and stop looking at a human beings color....look at him or her and their actions. Barry Bonds is a disgrace, right along with each and every athelete that has ever used steroids.

2479 days ago
118.

DaveRog    

Ok America it's time to decide.
Do you want boring baseball with regular guys or exciting baseball with steroid guys?
People want more more more, faster, longer, harder, but it's not normal. Humans just can't do certain things without some "help".

Maybe we need a steroid league and a non-steroid league.

And don't tell me the old time greats didn't use. We really don't know what they got their hands on. Funny how many of them died on the young side, fell apart in their older years and didn't age well.

2479 days ago
119.

Max61    

...........................................I agree with others that all the pro athletes are way over paid.................Paid to play a game?..........To throw, kick, hit, some kind of BALL?....................What in the world is wrong with America?.......................OJ Simpson, Michael Vick, Barry Bonds, and any others that have been arrested or indicted or broken the laws of society........................GO HOME...........don't display yourself in public ever again............I feel the laws of a society are far more important than the Pro Sports............................The owners are to blame for much of this mess...........Aurthor Blank paying Michael Vick $130 million............To play football????................................What a mess.................Barry Bonds, if found guilty, should loose everything............It appears that he lied just like Michael Vick. lied about the dogs and OJ lied as to guns being there....................Enough of this mess and especially these three people...................

2461 days ago
120.

Max61    

..................Hello Robert @ 9:24 am Nov.16.................You state that white folks will back stab you every time...............Really?...............Wouldn't it be just as dangerous to even work those white, back stabbing people?................Stabbing at you.......YOU in particular?........Are you that important in their life?...............Of course not.................You state that Barry could have injected himself, he didn't need that white person to do it for him........You mean that Bonds is that intelligent? or not that intelligent?................and since Bonds let the white person inject him, he got burnt................So, did Bonds really do it or not...............YOUR statement seems to admit that Bonds did indeed do it, JUST, to buddy up to those, back stabbing white people.................Where do you suppose Bonds thought it would get him, to buddy up?................. to buddy up to those back stabbing white people?...............Into the club?.........over for dinner?...............out for drinks?..............a new insurance policy just like the white people have?...................You state the blacks will support Bonds.................You mean the blacks support Bonds without any regard, as to the truth of the matter.......Just because Bonds is Black?..............Do you think that Bonds White Wife might back stab him also?.................Isn't she part of those back stabbing white people?.................Robert, if you hate the whites,...............fine........................the whites probably don't like you either due to your "white hate attitude".............................You would be considered a very unpleasant person to be around.............If Bonds is found guilty on Feb 02/07.....................be sure to come back and tell everyone here what those back stabbing white people did to Barry Bonds.................

2444 days ago
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