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Appeal is smart move in Bonds trial

Originally Published: February 27, 2009
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

Instead of going forward with a perjury and obstruction of justice trial against Barry Bonds on Monday, federal prosecutors in San Francisco decided Friday to appeal rulings that excluded much of their evidence. Last week, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled that the prosecutors would not be permitted to use three positive drug tests, drug calendars, drug cycle logs and invoices in support of their charge that Bonds lied to a grand jury about his use of steroids. The prosecutors' action raises ...

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