Bonds Facing Five Charges
Barry Bonds now faces 5 felony charges, after federal prosecutors cut the number down from 11. ESPN.com and the AP has more.
In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors filed their third revised indictment against Bonds, who is scheduled to stand trial March 21.
In the new indictment, they reduced from nine to three the number of charges alleging Bonds lied under oath when he testified that he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs.
Bonds is still facing perjury chargers, after claiming nobody stuck a needle in him that was not his doctor. It appears the federal prosecutors are only going forward with chargers they believe will stick…no pun intended.