Apparently, we can't handle the truth

We sure don't get much of it from the athletes and officials in the sports news, anyway

Updated: August 31, 2011, 2:15 PM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Barry Bonds is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 16 in the federal case against him that grew out of the BALCO scandal in San Francisco.

Specifically, Bonds stands convicted (pending appeal) of obstruction of justice for giving a vague, nonresponsive answer to a question about whether he was ever given anything by trainer Greg Anderson that required a syringe to inject.

Instead of answering that question, prosecutors argued, Bonds launched into a rambling dissertation ...

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