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Prosecutors say Bonds lied to grand jury

 Barry Bonds, at left, arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of his trial in San Francisco,  Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Now that a jury h...
 Barry Bonds arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of his trial in San Francisco,  Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Now that a jury has been se...
 Barry Bonds, left,  arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of his trial in San Francisco,  Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Now that a jury has...
 Barry Bonds arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of his trial in San Francisco,  Tuesday, March 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanch...
 Barry Bonds' lead attorney Allen Ruby arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of Bonds' trial in San Francisco,  Tuesday, March 22, 2011...

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Barry Bonds, at left, arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of his trial in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Now that a jury h...

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Barry Bonds arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of his trial in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Now that a jury has been se...

Bonds Trial Baseball

Barry Bonds, left, arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of his trial in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Now that a jury has...

Bonds Trial Baseball

Barry Bonds arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of his trial in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanch...

Bonds Trial Baseball

Barry Bonds' lead attorney Allen Ruby arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of Bonds' trial in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 22, 2011...

A federal prosecutor says it is "ridiculous and unbelievable" that Barry Bonds thought he was taking flax seed oil and arthritis cream when his personal trainer gave him steroids.
Assistant U.S. attorney Matt Parrella delivered the opening statement Tuesday for federal prosecutors in Bonds' long-awaited perjury trial. Seven years ago, Bonds told a grand jury investigating sports doping that he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs.
But Parrella said Bonds lied to the grand jury, even though the government promised not to prosecute him for drug use if he testified truthfully.
Parrella said that when it came to admitting his own drug use Bonds "couldn't do it."
Bonds' lawyers will deliver their opening statements next.


Updated : 2021-01-16 08:45 GMT+08:00