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Barry Bonds

Of Course I Support

Lance Armstrong*

9/4/2012 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


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How's this for irony ... Barry Bonds -- the poster child for steroid abuse in MLB -- is coming to Lance Armstrong's defense after the cyclist was banned from cycling for doping ... claiming Lance got screwed over ( ... of course).

Bonds -- who was found guilty last year of felony obstruction of justice for lying during a federal investigation into steroid use by MLB players -- was leaving BOA steakhouse last night in Hollywood, when he was asked what he thought of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's ruling on Lance.

Bonds said, "I think if it wasn't for him, U.S. cycling wouldn't even be here. He was the greatest cyclist of all."

The photog asked Bonds if he thought Lance had been the victim of a witch hunt -- Bonds replied, "I don't know what they're doing, all I know is I love him. He's a great athlete."

Moral of the story -- for Bonds, the ends justify the means ... even if the means were dirty.

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16.

janet    

Before Fulton County Stadium was getting imploded, Our Atlanta Braves....tomahawk chop, stadium goes dark, spotlight on each base and outfield then the all time home run champ. Hank Aaron. Talent.

716 days ago
17.

ecztasy    

dafuq are people gettin mad about? most people support armstrong...

716 days ago
18.

static    

I'm not sure I would want Barry Bonds defending me against steroid accusations.

716 days ago
19.

Fuck Celebrities    

Why would anyone expect him to not support another cheater?

716 days ago
20.

Brock    

Please learn what "irony" means before you use it again... you continuously misuse it!!!

716 days ago
21.

No comment    

Barry Bonds was convicted for obstruction of Justice. He was NOT found guilty of lying about using steroids or nor was it proven by the Prosecution that he used steroids.

The standard for obstruction of justice, where the government had to show Bonds' answers were either false, evasive or misleading.

716 days ago
22.

Phishie from Philly    

Lance has Barry Bonds supporting him now? If I were lance I'd be pissed.
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Phishie from Philly

716 days ago
23.

mildly insane    

So we are convicting people with no evidence
lance has been hounded to a point that he no longer wants anything to do with a sport he loves with no evidence of wrong doing other than poor losers
crying that what he had done wasn't possible
find proof or leave the guy alone.

716 days ago
24.

timmons    

Actually, TMZ "Editor," there's nothing ironic about it at all, not if you know the definition of "irony."

716 days ago
25.

PowerBlue    

Nowhere in that clip does Bonds claim that Armstrong "got screwed over" or implied that the end justifies the means, "even if the means were dirty." He simply replied politely to a question and said something nice about Armstrong. Talk about totally misrepresenting what a guy says...

716 days ago
26.

tgrfan42069    

birds of a feather

716 days ago
27.

Jackie    

OK....big deal?

716 days ago
28.

Bellaca    

Reportedly, it was Sheryl Crowe was snitched on Lance. Talk about a a vengeful girlfriend.

716 days ago
29.

janet    

Mark McGuire, no problem pleading the fifth, that says it all. Hank Aaron 744 career homeruns, Pete Rose banned, calling his bookie from the dugout.


After the NY Giants Superbowl win, Plaxico Buress partying in a social club in NY has a friend go to his house in Jersey gets his gun back to NY(now it's over state lines) Buress, showing off ends up shooting himself in the leg. 3 years prison.

716 days ago
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716 days ago
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