Barry Bonds in­dicted on per­jury, ob­struc­tion

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

SAN FRAN­CISCO— Barry Bonds was in­dicted Thurs­day for per­jury and ob­struc­tion of jus­tice, charged with ly­ing when he told a fed­eral grand jury that he did not know­ingly use per­for­manceen­hanc­ing drugs.

The in­dict­ment un­sealed Thurs­day against base­ball’s home-run king cul­mi­nated a four-year in­ves­ti­ga­tion into steroid use by elite ath­letes.

“Dur­ing the crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ev­i­dence was ob­tained in­clud­ing pos­i­tive tests for the pres­ence of an­abolic steroids and other per­for­mance en­hanc­ing sub­stances for Bonds and other ath­letes,” the in­dict­ment read.

In Au­gust, the 43-year-old Bonds passed Hank Aaron to be­come base­ball’s ca­reer home run leader. Late in the sea­son, the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants told the seven-time Na­tional League MVP they didn’t want him back next year. He is cur­rently a free agent.

While Bonds was chas­ing Aaron, the grand jury was work­ing be­hind closed doors to com­plete the long-ru­mored in­dict­ment.

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