Bonds' legal team in court to start appeals process
Henry Wofford reports from outside the San Francisco courthouse where the appeals process for Barry Bonds is underway.
Not better on court appearance for Barry Bonds -- -- last approximately 40 minutes Wednesday morning. The lord of the Barry Bonds at his client did not lied to a grand jury back in 2003. However an attorney. For the governments that Barry Bonds gave statements that we're a base that misleading. And ball. A defendant can essentially cure his invasion. If he goes and directly answers the question that he cast answering truthfully cannot promise. That's the assumption that the defense wants you can make -- what he answered with truthful. The jury rejected that. The district court -- specific evidence to support that it was false. This is a critical thing here he was asked the question about the yourself and yet he could have gone outside for fifteen minutes. Doing those -- to talk to his -- McDonald's fifteen minutes he answered that question three times directly. How can that be obstruction of justice how can that be an evasive answer. Mary chance says nine years ago Barry Bonds lied to the grand jury to protect his friend Greg Anderson she says is denial of knowledge is an example of obstruction of justice. Bonds' lawyer Dennis Riordan says on December 4 of 2003. Bonds was honest during the grand jury investigation. He says bonds testified for two and a half hours and was never obstructive in his testimony. Both lawyers declined to speculate on how the judges might rule the former giant watched the hearing on TV but preferred to attend court. -- very very much wanted to in the courtroom today and we eventually concluded. That for the sake of this sort of reasoned discourse that you saw today that. His and his presence would. Would probably distract from the from the proceedings themselves.