The United States Department of Justice formally ended it’s pursuit of a Barry Bonds prosecution today, deciding it had more important things to do with its time and taxpayer money.
The DOJ finally reached this conclusion after a mere ten years of investigating and prosecuting Bonds for obstruction of justice. A jury convicted Bonds of obstruction of justice in 2011 for his rambling answer when testifying about injections related to PEDs (performance enhancing drugs). A federal appeals court overturned that decision earlier this year.
The DOJ finally came to its senses after realizing they’d have to appeal to the US Supreme Court to retry Bonds, the all- time MLB career home run leader.
Whether or not this improves Bonds’ chances of being elected to the Hall of Fame remains to be seen. Allegations regarding steroid use have hounded Bonds for the past fifteen years. Bonds is generally considered to be one of the top five players ever to play professional baseball. Some experts and many fans, consider him to be the greatest of all time.