Sep 17, 2014 3:33 PM
AP Sports Writer
Barry Bonds gets another attempt to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction when an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in his case Thursday.
Bonds testified before a grand jury in 2003 and was indicted four years later. At his trial in 2011, a jury deadlocked on three counts charging him with making false statements when he denied receiving steroids and human growth hormone from trainer Greg Anderson and denied receiving injections from Anderson or his associates.
He was convicted on obstruction for a meandering answer when asked whether Anderson ever gave him anything to inject himself with and he replied in part, "I became a celebrity child with a famous father."
A three-judge panel unanimously upheld the conviction last year in a decision set aside by the larger 9th Circuit group.
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