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…. Fail

As in, epic fail.

…. The fourth count is obstruction of justice, which alleges that MLB’s all-time home runs leader hindered the grand jury’s sports doping investigation by lying.

This is the result of this witch hunt, this vendetta, more than seven years, tens of millions of dollars, and in the end, a disgraceful waste of time, money, and human resources.

UPDATE: Michael McCann has some insights that are worth your time:

….Obstruction of justice is a “catch-all” criminal charge that covers a wide-range of illegal conduct in impeding the administration of justice. In the case of Barry Bonds, he was intentionally evasive and misleading while testifying before the grand jury in 2003. Although he may not

have knowingly lied about using steroids or being injected by Greg Anderson, his responses to the grand jury were nonetheless dishonest in other ways, such as in framing his answers to confuse jurors or in deliberately omitting facts and other information.

The jury instructions for Count Five referred to four statements which Bonds made to the grand jury in 2003. All 12 jurors believed that Bonds committed obstruction of justice in at least one of them….


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