Perjury (also called forswearing) is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath. It's a fancy way of saying someone told a lie. Tuesday, a grand jury in San Francisco handed up a superseding indictment charging Bonds with 14 counts of making false declarations to a grand jury in 2003 and one count of obstruction of justice. This looks bad for a certain former San Francisco Giants outfielder named Bonds.
Barry Lamar Bonds.
Bonds is easily the most hated man in baseball since Ty Cobb. Bonds is a cancer in the clubhouse, a nightmare for the media and has all the charm of a ham sandwich. Recently, the Players Association was (or are still) looking into filing charges of collusion on Bonds' behalf. Guys, here's a piece of advice for you. Give up. No one is going to even give him a sniff. It's a risk you don't want to take. If his agent calls, don't take the call. Don't even let his name leave your lips.
Yes, Bonds deserves his day in court. What I would give to be a fly on the wall on jury selection, known as voir dire. Let's look at all the evedience. If he's guilty, I know of a fomer NFL qb that could use a neighbor. Left up to me, the home run record would be vacated.
"What a tangled web we weave," Shakespeare wrote. Let's see if this fly can get out of it.