The misguided martyrdom of Barry Bonds

Updated: November 21, 2007, 7:27 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

In the days following his federal indictment on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, Barry Bonds has stood at the center of the expected tumult, but his narrative has taken a curious turn toward martyrdom. His supporters -- who might be government detractors as much as Bonds supporters -- say he has been singled out by the government for using steroids, a drug so prevalent that an entire era has been named after it. He has been set apart from the rest of the world because he's black and ...

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