Feds oppse Barry Bonds' requests

Updated: July 27, 2011, 9:14 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to honor a jury's verdict finding baseball great Barry Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice.

Prosecutors filed court papers late Wednesday opposing Bonds' demand that the verdict be tossed out or he be granted a new trial.

A jury found Bonds guilty of obstructing a grand jury when he gave a rambling answer when asked if his trainer ever gave him injectable substances. Bonds argues his answer was rambling but not evasive. The jury failed to unanimously decide three perjury charges filed against Bonds.

Prosecutors argued Wednesday that the jury had ample evidence before it in which to convict Bonds of obstruction, including testimony that his trainer supplied other players with injectable substances.

A hearing has been set for Aug. 26.


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