Breaking News: Barry Bonds Indicted On Perjury and Obstruction Charges
Still The Starting Five’s Best of all time. Seven MVPs are seven MVPs
Charges aside…..How much money was made off the bat of one Barry Lamar Bonds?
Use your cotton money wisely….
No this isn’t all about race, but it would be totally irrational not to consider what the last two home run kings have went through. I tell you this, Blacks are going to run from this sport like never before. That’s unfortunate.
You have your vantage point, we have ours. Why are you so interested in bringing this man down? I might use Clemens and Armstrong as references, but I could care less if they go down. They have nothing to do with my life. I don’t ascribe to the Barry Bond’s philosophy of life either. This is about principle and nothing else.
Look into the eyes of some of these people that will be trotted in front of America today. What do you see?
Hatred. They are going hard on Barry. What the hell is that about? This shit is crazy.
You won’t read any criticism of Hank Aaron here. God bless you Hank. Live your life sir.
Writers with Black face: Do you understand why TSF has been all over your work? You are a part of this. If you would have kept your shuckin and jivin butts out of Barry’s face, maybe the perception of him would be different. You jumped the fence right along with your counterparts.
Stay there. Don’t come back!
Seriously, has Barry Bonds been called the home run king as much as he has since the indictment?
Is it still funny to you?
Thanks for not being true to the game.
Check out Temple 3’s assessment of this bs.
August 7th, 2007 was such a happy day when Barry Bonds passed Hank Aaron. History was made and regardless of your opinion of Barry, this can never be taken away from him or his fans.
Halloween was a little more than two weeks ago, but you can best believe Barry Bonds haters are rejoicing as Barry Bonds (the wicked witch to baseball loyalists)–after a four year investigation–has been indicted.
(It appears) Greg Anderson just flipped on his boy. He has just been released on the same day Barry has been indicted.
Anderson’s lawyer has disputed this claim, and I hope he’s being honest. The timing of his release is sketchy. If Anderson didn’t roll over, I’ll apologize implicitly.
Ding dong the witch is dead.
Despicable! I’m disgusted.
Check the colors of the faces. The lines have been drawn. Thank you Stephen A. Smith for telling it like it is as I type this. His exchange with Chris McKendry will be heavily scrutinized by MSM.
Stephen A. is probably being comforted with Martin Luther King Jr. fans because the brotha just snapped.
Hypothetically, I can hear him now…”Oh lawd, the nerve of these people! At the end of the day…at the end of the day, Barry Lamar Bonds is the subject of a witch hunt that is ridiculous and utterly despicable!” “Who do they think I am? Boo, boo the fool?”
Preach on brotha. Thanks for being one of the early few to speak real rap on this.
You will hear writers all day long characterize opinions like this as unreasonable and illogical.
Please, what’s irrational is that Roger Clemens, or Biggio, or Armstrong, or Alzado, or Chris Benoit, or the NFL or anyone else has not been held to the fire like Bonds. It’s just not possible. These trumped up charges will not stick.
What took so long to bring forth credible evidence?
Here’s the indictment.
“I’m surprised,” said John Burris, one of Bonds’ attorneys, “but there’s been an effort to get Barry for a long time. “I’m curious what evidence they have now they didn’t have before.”
The indictment charged Bonds with lying when he said that he didn’t knowingly take steroids given to him by his personal trainer, Greg Anderson. He also denied taking steroids at anytime in 2001 when he was pursuing the season home-run record.
He is also charged with lying that Anderson never injected him with steroids.
“Greg wouldn’t do that,” Bonds testified in December 2003 when asked if Anderson ever gave him any drugs that needed to be injected. “He knows I’m against that stuff.”
I’m done with baseball. I wanted to see 800. I’m sick. Can you hear the stories 40 years from now? “Barry Bonds was the only player found guilty of taking steroids. He singlehandedly tainted the legacy of the entire sport of baseball. Burn your Bonds jerseys all you sons of Bobby Baseballs.” The Nascarification of the league is complete. Barry Bonds is officially blackballed. He will not be signed by any team. Eventually all records will be vacated.
Baseball is pre 1947 again.
The White House quickly weighed in on the indictment. President Bush is a former owner of the Texas Rangers.
“The president is very disappointed to hear this,” Bush spokesman Tony Fratto said. “As this case is now in the criminal justice system, we will refrain from any further specific comments about it. But clearly this is a sad day for baseball.”
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, who is investigating drug use in baseball, declined comment. So did Hall of Fame vice president Jeff Idelson.
This shouldn’t be a shock. We all knew damn well this case would not disappear. I side with Barry Bonds on this.
Michael Rains, Bonds’ lawyer, issued a statement saying that the government did not give him the “courtesy” of showing him the indictment, so he’s not yet reviewed the charges. However, Rains added: “It goes without saying that we look forward to rebutting these charges in court.” “All you need to know about the government’s case is that they leaked an official indictment to every media outlet in America and withheld it from Barry, his lawyer, and everyone else who could read it and defend him,” said Rains.
“Now that their biased allegations must finally be presented openly in a court of law, they won’t be able to hide their unethical misconduct from the public any longer. You won’t read about those facts in this indictment, but now the public will get the whole truth, not just selectively leaked fabrications from anonymous sources.
“What we want to know is whether the media will spend as much time repairing Barry’s reputation as they have destroying it after he is proven innocent by a fair and impartial jury.”
Balco founder Victor Conte, Jr., who served four months in prison for distributing illegal drugs and laundering money, defended Bonds today – as he has since the investigation became public in 2003.
“I certainly haven’t seen all of the evidence in Barry’s case, however, I’ve seen a lot of it and I just don’t think there’s enough to meet the standard of beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said in an e-mail to the Mercury News. “They say it’s possible to ‘indict a ham sandwich’ and, unfortunately, I think it’s going to take a very long time for us to find out if that’s what they’ve done.”
Whereas Conte has acknowledged giving multiple performance-enhancing drugs to disgraced Olympic star Marion Jones and other track and field athletes, he has denied knowledge of Bonds’ steroid use.
There is no way one man (Bonds) should be brought down for the fallacies of an entire sport–and its fans.
A sport that has been devoid of integrity all of its existence.
Bonds, perhaps the greatest hitter of his generation, was indicted Thursday on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice. He is accused of lying under oath in December 2003 when he told the grand jury that investigated the BALCO steroid ring that he had never used banned drugs.
There’s a lot in here I could dispute. It’s a bunch of pandering bs if you ask me. To call Barry perhaps the greatest hitter of his generation is more bs.
You’ll see this over and over and over. It used to be, Barry is arguably the best of all time. Then it was Barry was the best of his era, then generation…laughable. When it’s all said and done he won’t even be the best on his own teams. They’ll trot out Van Slyke and Kent. We all know how history works.
America will not be happy until a White man owns the home run record. It’s as simple as that.
His 2001 season is most likely the best offensive season in any sport at any time. How many homers would he have hit without all the walks? If he was that much better than his competition what the hell are all these people bitching about?
Bud Selig is popping a diamond cork right now. You can guarantee that. Who is drinking with him is really the question.
Oh yeah, ARod agrees to outline of 10-yr/$275M deal with Yankees.
He earns millions more if he sets the career home run record.
Do you really think this is a coincidence?
Hell no! MLB is in damage control mode and will make sure their boy is trotted out as the next king.
Like Stephen A. just said, “When the leaves fall, so goes his game.”
Since Barry is going down, does this render the Mitchell report irrelevant?