Bonds Indicted on Perjury

Grand jury accuses home-run king of lying under oath
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2007 4:25 PM CST
Barry Bonds, seen in this September file photo, has been indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A grand jury today accused Barry Bonds of lying under oath when he denied taking steroids, the AP reports. Baseball's home-run king was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice and faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. He will be arraigned on Dec. 7. "This is a sad day for baseball," said a White House spokesman.

“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 said. Bonds, 43, passed Hank Aaron in August as baseball's homer king. The Giants let him go at season's end, and he's now a free agent. He insists he never knowingly took steroids.