Barry Bonds’s obstruction-of-justice conviction was reversed Wednesday by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 wasn’t material to the government’s investigation into steroids distribution.
Bonds, baseball’s career home-run leader, was indicted in 2007 for his testimony four years earlier before the grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs by the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative.
Following a trial that opened in March 2011, a jury deadlocked on three counts charging Bonds with making false statements when he denied receiving steroids and human growth hormone from trainerGreg Anderson and denied receiving injections from Anderson or his associates.
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