Thursday, November 15, 2007

Barry Bonds Indicted by the Feds


Barry Bonds has been indicted by the Feds today for perjury and obstruction of justice. The grand jury has charged him with these crimes (four for perjury and one for obstruction) as they feel that he had lied about knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs. The indictment is a result of a four-year investigation. If Bonds is convicted on all five counts, he could be face up to 30 years in Federal prison.

This is a major setback for Bonds who broke Hank Aaron's home run record in August 2007. Since then, the San Fransisco Giants has advised Bonds that they do not want him to return next year. Bonds had finished the year with a total of 762 home runs (7 more than Aaron). He is now a free-agent.

Bonds had never been identified by Major League Baseball as testing positive. He has adamantly denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs.

So, with the news of this event, should the record that Bonds broke, be returned to Hank Aaron? If Bonds' is found not guilty, should there be an asterisk next to the his record, should he keep it, or should it be taken.



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