Entertainment & Sports Law
Barry Bonds Convicted of Obstruction, Jury Split on Three Perjury Charges
Posted Apr 14, 2011 6:26 AM CST
By Martha Neil
Corrected: Home-run champion Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice yesterday by a federal jury in San Francisco, but the jury was split on three perjury charges related to his alleged use of steroids while playing on Major League Baseball teams.
A holdout juror apparently saved him from a conviction for having allegedly lied about never getting an injection except from his doctor: Members of the panel said after the verdict that 11 of the 12 jurors wanted to convict Bonds on this count, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The jury was evenly split on two other counts.
A Recorder article provides additional details.
ABAJournal.com: "Excluding Steroids Tests Is Key to Barry Bonds Trial Strategy"
ABAJournal.com: "Judge Cites Privacy Rights, Keeps Juror Names a Secret Until End of Barry Bonds Trial"
Corrected at 9:39 a.m. to accurately reflect that the jury was split on three charges.