SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- Barry Bonds wants a U.S. judge in California to dismiss most of the charges he faces from the steroids scandal, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News reported.
The charges, all felonies, stem from his grand jury testimony in the probe of BALCO, the lab cited for steroids distribution in 2003.
Bonds, 44, became major league baseball's all-time home run leader when he hit his 762nd round-tripper in the 2007 season, but was not signed in 2008 by any team.
He has denied knowingly taking illegal performance-enhancing substances.
The newspaper reported six lawyers representing him said in a pretrial motion Wednesday that 10 of the 15 counts Bonds faces should be dismissed for a variety of reasons, including one claiming that some of the questions posed to Bonds in the grand jury session were "fundamentally ambiguous."
The lawyers argued before U.S. District Judge Susan Illston in San Francisco.
Bonds faces up to 30 months in prison if he is convicted.
I have stated many times on this blog as well as other sport and nonsport blogs that if the man is dirty then please present the proof that doesn't extend to just words from people that might not have too good of a reliable background.
The man is innocent until "proven" guilty not considered guilty or assumed guilty. Bring the proof to the light and let's see it otherwise shut the piehole and remove the charges.