Lawyers for Barry Bonds submit that their client was the victim of prosecutors driven by "an intensity at times that bordered on zealotry." And so the Bonds team is asking a federal appeals court to overturn his 2011 conviction on obstruction-of-justice charges, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Because a trial jury deadlocked on whether he lied about taking PEDs, Bonds's lesser conviction hinges on what the prosecution cast as an evasive answer to this question: Had Bonds ever received injectable drugs from his trainer, Greg Anderson?
As Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk notes, however, Bonds did in fact answer the question in question.
And so I am provided with the opportunity to wield the Internet's greatest of acronyms: IANALB, it seems to me that Bonds and his defense team have a reasonable shot at having this conviction overturned on appeal.