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  • Bonds to sue over steroid allegations in book

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2381381

  • #2
    I like the last paragraph.


    "I don't know what the legal action they contemplate is," he said. "Gotham can speak to the legal issues but the facts in our book are true and they will stand up to scrutiny."
    "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
    Carl Yastrzemski

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    • #3
      watch Bonds* change his mind once someone tells him he'd have to testify in court under oath against these claims hahaha

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      • #4
        Like blackout indicates, I'll worry about it when Barry has to put up or shut up. It might be when he files suit, it might be when he's facing deposition, but it will certainly come by the time he faces trial. If we actually get to opening statements, then I'll be interested.

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        • #5
          Think of it another way- if those being sued settle that book's credibility is shot to heck!
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          • #6
            It's interesting that nobody says what Bonds' attorney is actually suing for.
            ?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by efin98
              Think of it another way- if those being sued settle that book's credibility is shot to heck!
              They'd be absolutely nuts to settle. Heck, they'd also have to settle with their publishers, since their publishers would also sue them.

              My only thing is that once Bonds gets gets on the witness stand, I'd like to hear what his reply would be when opposing counsel asks him, "Mr Bonds, did you use any form of performance-enhancing drug during your playing days as a major league ballplayer?"

              If so, I don't wish to hear about any union, lack of testing. Did he do it or did he not do it? I'd love to hear his answer on that one.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by MyDogSparty
                It's interesting that nobody says what Bonds' attorney is actually suing for.
                I was thinking the same. If it's something like "defamation of character", I'm guessing that the allegations would first have to be proven as false.

                Whether it's slander or whatever, I'd love for Barry Bonds to get on the stand and prove that what's contained in that book is false, meaning he did not during his playing days, take internally and/or externally any kind of PEDs whatsoever.
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                • #9
                  They are not suing for libel (the print versionof slander" but under some goofy California law about "unfair competition".

                  Actually nobody is being sued yet. Bonds' lawyer is just saber rattling at this point saying he is going to sue. Just trying to give the blind a little hope.
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                  • #10
                    Statement from Barry's lawyer:

                    http://barrybonds.mlb.com/players/bo...ent_030706.pdf

                    You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read it.

                    http://adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
                    Last edited by Mattingly; 03-23-2006, 02:58 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KCGHOST
                      They are not suing for libel (the print versionof slander" but under some goofy California law about "unfair competition".

                      Actually nobody is being sued yet. Bonds' lawyer is just saber rattling at this point saying he is going to sue. Just trying to give the blind a little hope.
                      Thanks. It was "libel" that I was trying to think of. Yes, I think that slander would be on the TV or radio, but libel would be re the written word.

                      BTW, were you trying to give the blind a little hope, or are you saying that's what Barry's lawyer was doing? I presume yourself.
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                      • #12
                        Check this out

                        "The reason we filed the lawsuit in the simplest terms possible is to prevent the authors from promoting themselves and profiting from illegal conduct," Rains told The Associated Press on Thursday.

                        He said laws prohibit people from possessing grand jury materials unless they are unsealed and said authors Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, both also reporters for the Chronicle, "have made a complete farce of the criminal justice system."
                        So Barry doesn't dispute the claims made in the book, just how they were attained? That seems pretty damning to me.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mattingly
                          They'd be absolutely nuts to settle. Heck, they'd also have to settle with their publishers, since their publishers would also sue them.

                          That's the thing, they would set the ball rolling in the opposite direction since a whole storm would come about regarding anything in the book. They would need concrete indesputable evidence that not even Bonds or his mouthpieces can explain away.

                          My only thing is that once Bonds gets gets on the witness stand, I'd like to hear what his reply would be when opposing counsel asks him, "Mr Bonds, did you use any form of performance-enhancing drug during your playing days as a major league ballplayer?"

                          If so, I don't wish to hear about any union, lack of testing. Did he do it or did he not do it? I'd love to hear his answer on that one.
                          This could be the make or break situation that folks have been looking for. The under oath, lie and go to jail truth that people have been looking for.

                          That is if they get that far and Bonds' people don't drop the lawsuit before they get to trial(what I think will happen).
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                          • #14
                            Should be interesting
                            Last edited by Astro; 03-23-2006, 07:02 PM.

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                            • #15
                              This reminds me of the movie "Network". Barry is now so frustrated and pissed off that he opens up his window, poke his head out, and screams:

                              "I'm guilty as Hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!!!!"
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