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Bonds wins appeal, Fed case on its deathbed

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Hate to say I told ya so. But I told ya so 3 years ago!!! BONDS IS INNOCENT!!! Knew this bullshyt wasnt gonna hold up and was nothing but a smear campaign for Bonds memorable '07 season. Perhaps the greatest waste of federal tax dollars and manpower in US history. I'm glad to see the King can move on with his life and has all this crap behind him. Next stop Cooperstown! :yesnod:

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Washington (CNN) -- Baseball all-time home run champion Barry Bonds won a big legal victory Friday when a federal appeals court ruled that evidence the government says would prove he lied about using steroids is inadmissible in court.

The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, in a divided opinion, said the government cannot use urine samples and other evidence in its perjury case against the former San Francisco Giants star.

Bonds was indicted in federal court in December 2008 on 10 counts of making false statements to a grand jury -- specifically, denying that he knowingly took steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

His criminal trial has been delayed while the legal issues are being worked out. It was unclear whether the Justice Department will now appeal to the Supreme Court in an effort to allow the evidence to be used in court.

The Appeals Court ruling upholds a February 2009 ruling from U.S. District Judge Susan Illston that there was no proof that positive steroid tests from 2000 and 2001 were Bonds' and that out-of-court statements from his former trainer, Greg Anderson, are hearsay.

The appeals court majority said the repeated refusal of Anderson to testify against Bonds means evidence allegedly gathered by him is considered "inadmissible, since he would be unable to vouch for its authenticity."

Robert Talbot, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law said the ruling essentially torpedoes the prosecution's case, which was heavily dependent on evidence and information from Bonds' former trainer.

"There was a link missing here, that the only way to get down to the nitty-gritty that this was from Barry Bonds was using hearsay testimony," Talbot said.

Anderson, he said, "had possession of the evidence and he had that knowledge, and you can't use that knowledge unless he actually testifies under oath."

"To try and prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, particularly in San Francisco where there are going to be many, many people chosen for a jury who would be behind Barry Bonds -- it should be the death knell," Talbot said.

"Practically speaking they should say, 'We gave it our best shot, and it's just not there,'" he said.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/06/11/barry.bonds.steroids/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Bonds > The FEDS

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one of the biggest witch hunts of all sports.....and dont tell me it wasnt about race cause ill call bullsh1t....its amazing how many people love A-Rod when he is an admitted user,then chastise a man that never failed a test of ANY sort

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lmao the guys head size and foot size grew after he turned 30.....yeah thats not human growth hormone hahahaha

He can argue (not convincingly) that bench press and shoulder shrugs enabled him to get so big that he went from a size 42 jersey to a size 52.

But how does he explain this: His head grew from size 7 1/8 to 7 3/4.

Or this: His feet grew from size 10 1/2 to size 13.

There are a lot of exercises that make your muscles bigger, but there aren't any that increase the size of your head and feet.

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one of the biggest witch hunts of all sports.....and dont tell me it wasnt about race cause ill call bullsh1t....its amazing how many people love A-Rod when he is an admitted user,then chastise a man that never failed a test of ANY sort

arod was man enough to admit it. while he was an active player.

there is no test (outside of olympic blood testing) to trace HGH.

its not about race, hank aaron called bonds out also....hes black. nice try though.

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arod was man enough to admit it. while he was an active player.

Revisionist history. A-Rod "admitted it" cuz he got caught by that lady reporter of SI. He had no choice. If she didnt air him out, yall would still be in here today still talking about how "clean" he is. A-Rod aint Bonds, and he plays for the Yankees. Baseball has already shown, as long as you aint black they will forgive you and take you back with open arms. Look at McGwire, back in baseball. Look at Pettite. Hell look how everybody ignores the fact Ruth, Cobb, etc only competed against people who looked like them. Imagine Kobe & LeBron refusing to play with or against whites or euros. Would yall still like them? Would yall still consider them "good guys"? Didnt think so.

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Don't feed the troll.

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Great to hear, and im happy for Bonds!

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Revisionist history. A-Rod "admitted it" cuz he got caught by that lady reporter of SI. He had no choice. If she didnt air him out, yall would still be in here today still talking about how "clean" he is. A-Rod aint Bonds, and he plays for the Yankees. Baseball has already shown, as long as you aint black they will forgive you and take you back with open arms. Look at McGwire, back in baseball. Look at Pettite. Hell look how everybody ignores the fact Ruth, Cobb, etc only competed against people who looked like them. Imagine Kobe & LeBron refusing to play with or against whites or euros. Would yall still like them? Would yall still consider them "good guys"? Didnt think so.

You have some major hate built up inside of you man. Have you ever thought of seeing a psychologist?

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Revisionist history. A-Rod "admitted it" cuz he got caught by that lady reporter of SI. He had no choice. If she didnt air him out, yall would still be in here today still talking about how "clean" he is. A-Rod aint Bonds, and he plays for the Yankees.

This is the truth. A-Rod didn't "man up", he had no choice.

Bonds is by no means perfect, but the media has scrutinized him even back in the early 90s when he was in Pittsburgh. He didn't suck up, so they pushed his buttons, and it got worse as time went on.

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Should Bonds go to jail or be otherwise punished... no. Did he do steroids... obviously he did, the pictures don't lie...

Is he one of the greatest hitters of all-time, yes he is.

Is he an a-hole, yes he is.

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Baseball has already shown, as long as you aint black they will forgive you and take you back with open arms..

agreed....look at pete rose, "shoeless" joe jackson, roger clemens..........oh wait......

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agreed....look at pete rose, "shoeless" joe jackson, roger clemens..........oh wait......

And all the great white players are put on a pedestal, such as Roberto Clemente, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, and Ken Griffey Jr...

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