Barry Bonds is Going Public

John LewisSenior Writer IFebruary 29, 2008

Barry Bonds will soon be going public about what he said under oath pertaining to his use of performance-enhancing drugs. 

The judgment was passed down Friday and the home run king will now have his statements made known to the public.

Bonds is being charged with four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice for allegedly lying 19 different times during his December 2003 testimony to a grand jury investigating steroid use in professional sports.

The indictment, which has been open since last November, cites bits and pieces of testimony where Bonds denies ever taking steroids or human growth hormone.

It also states that Bonds denied that his personal trainer Greg Anderson ever injected him with steroids, which prosecutors aren't buying.

On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston ordered federal prosecutors to adjust the indictment so each of the five counts against him don't include multiple alleged false statements.

The indictment came just months after Bonds broke Hank Aaron's career home run record, and it concluded a four-year investigation into steroid use among athletes.

Prosecutors are expected to decide whether to seek a new indictment before Bonds' next court date on March 21. They declined comment outside court.

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