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Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice charge overturned




SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13:  Former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court on April 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  After three and a half days of deliberation, a jury found Barry Bonds guilty on one count of obstruction of justice and was a hung jury on three counts of perjury for lying to a grand jury about his use of performance enhancing drugs.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Barry Bonds
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13: Former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court on April 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California. After three and a half days of deliberation, a jury found Barry Bonds guilty on one count of obstruction of justice and was a hung jury on three counts of perjury for lying to a grand jury about his use of performance enhancing drugs. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Barry Bonds
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More than ten years ago an investigation into the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative shook the sports world and thrust performance enhancing drug use into the national spotlight. 

Some of the biggest athletes in the US, like star baseball player Barry Bonds were wrapped up in what was known as the BALCO scandal. While Bonds was never convicted of anything having to do with steroids, he was charged with obstruction of justice during the investigation.

Well, the only conviction federal prosecutors had against him is now gone, because yesterday a court overturned the obstruction charge.

What does this mean for Bonds and for the future of baseball?

A Martinez speaks with Lance Williams a Senior Reporter with The Center for Investigative Reporting and the co-author of the book "Game of Shadows:  Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports."