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Feds appeal Bonds case

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO – Federal prosecutors urged a federal appellate court to reverse a trial judge and let them present critical evidence they say shows Barry Bonds knowingly used steroids.

Both sides fielded difficult questions Thursday from the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In a case stemming from Bonds’ grand jury testimony in December 2003, the home run king pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of making false statements and one count of obstruction of justice.

Bonds is accused of lying when he testified that he never knowingly used performance enhancing drugs.

At issue is whether evidence directly tied to Bonds’ personal trainer, Greg Anderson, could be shown to the jury that will hear Bonds’ case.

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