Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was indicted earlier last week for four counts of perjury.
Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was indicted earlier last week for four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice regarding to his 2003 testimony to a grand jury about his relationship with Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO). BALCO is under investigation for its role in distributing undetectable steroids and growth hormones to several athletes.
The BALCO scandal caused an uproar in Major League Baseball, with a major focus on the 43-year old free agent, who denied using any illegal performance enhancement drugs. His testimony to the grand jury has now been the focus of a new investigation, which alleges that Bonds lied about his involvement with the company.