SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney for Barry Bonds says he's surprised the baseball slugger has been indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
Attorney John Burris says there has been an effort to get Bonds for a long time.
The indictment brings to an end a four-year federal investigation into whether Bonds lied under oath to a grand jury investigating the use of steroids by athletes.
The indictment charges Bonds with lying when he said he didn't knowingly take steroids given to him by his personal trainer Greg Anderson. He is also charged with lying that Anderson never injected him with steroids.
The indictment comes three months after Bonds passed Hank Aaron on the all-time home run list.