Federal prosecutors have dropped three perjury counts against Barry Bonds.

The former San Francisco Giants slugger was convicted of a fourth count, obstruction of justice, earlier this year. He is expected to be sentenced on that charge in December.

A jury deadlocked on the three perjury counts back in April following a three-week trial.

The counts stem from Bonds’ testimony in 2003 to a federal grand jury that was investigating the distribution of steroids to professional athletes. Bonds testified that he never received any kind of injection from his trainer and had never knowingly taken steroids or human growth hormones.

Bonds set Major League Baseball’s all-time home run record in 2007, his final season with the Giants.



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