Barry Bonds' Conviction for Obstruction Upheld
Over 2003 grand jury testimony
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday upheld former Giants slugger Barry Bond's obstruction of justice conviction stemming from his 2003 testimony to a grand jury investigating performance enhancing drug use among elite athletes.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Bonds' response to a question about whether his trainer, Greg Anderson, had ever given him any self-injectable substances was "evasive, misleading, and capable of influencing the grand jury to minimize the trainer's role in the distribution of performance enhancing drugs."