Barry Bonds‘ perjury trial was one of the more highly publicized cases involving athletes in recent years. Even though he wasn’t on trial for alleged steroid use, the lingering topic will forever remain ominous.
But the Home Run King wants to make it absolutely clear of what he was convicted of and has even gone as far as calling himself a felon.
“I went through the system. And that’s what it is. And that’s what I got. I went through the system. I’m in an appeal process right now. I was never convicted of steroids.”
The appeal he’s referring to is the obstruction of justice crime he was convicted for in 2011 after testimony given back in 2003 was said to be untrue.
Despite his conviction, though, Bonds seems to have come to terms with what he did.
“Do I have any regrets? What happened happened. It’s there. It is what it is. I live with it. I’m a convicted felon for obstruction of justice, and that’s who I am. I live with it.”