Court to reconsider Barry Bonds' felony conviction

Former San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds watches the baseball game between the Giants and Padres in San Francisco, Monday, June 23, 2014. Tony Avelar, AP

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court says it will reconsider Barry Bonds' felony conviction for obstruction of justice.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a special panel of 11 judges will review a 2011 jury verdict finding Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader guilty of giving evasive testimony to a grand jury investigating elite athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Arguments have been scheduled for the week of Sept. 15 in San Francisco.

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit last year upheld the conviction, which stems from a rambling answer Bonds gave in response to a question about whether he received injections from anyone other than his doctor.

Bonds has already served his sentence of 30 days' house arrest and paid a $4,100 fine.

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