Former San Francisco Giant Balloon Head and bogus home run king Barry Bonds is currently in the dock for “lying to a U.S. grand jury in 2003 when he said he never knowingly used steroids, didn’t accept human growth hormone from his trainer and never received injections from anyone other than his doctors,” as the Wall Street Journal reports.
The federal judge in the trial “ruled inadmissible . . . a 2003 tape recording purportedly of two people who knew the former baseball star discussing Mr. Bonds and his steroid use.”
Dealing, so to speak, a serious blow to the prosecutor’s case.
Also this week (from our TMI desk):
After the prosecution rested its case Tuesday, Mr. Bonds’s lawyers filed motions to exclude testimony by his ex-girlfriend, Kimberly Bell, that Mr. Bonds’s testicles shrank during the time he allegedly used steroids. Ms. Bell acknowledged on the stand that in earlier interviews she exaggerated the shrinkage, and Mr. Bonds’s lawyers argued that measuring such shrinkage would require special instruments.
Special instruments also required to measure the Ick Factor in this case.
Regardless, no way Bonds winds up in jail.