Barry Bonds Found Guilty of Obstruction

Barry Bonds Found Guilty of Obstruction

Baseball's home run king will likely avoid jail time.

Published April 13, 2011

Following a 12-day trial and four days of deliberation, former Major League slugger Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice Wednesday.

A jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts concerning whether Bonds had lied about never knowing using performance enhancing drugs during his baseball career.

Bonds’ legal team asked the court to throw out the guilty verdict, but U.S. District Judge Susan Illston didn’t rule on the request. A hearing is set for May 20.

The Justice Department and federal prosecutors will decide whether to retry Bonds on the three unresolved counts.

What does this mean for Bonds? Most legal experts are saying the 46-year-old will avoid jail time.



(Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Written by Marcus Vanderberg


Latest in news