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Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction goes back before a court

  • FILE - In this March 31, 2014, file photo, former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds listens to a question during a news conference before the opening day baseball game between the Pirates and the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh. Bonds gets another attempt to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction when an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in his case Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

    FILE - In this March 31, 2014, file photo, former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds listens to a question during a news conference before the opening day baseball game between the Pirates and the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh. Bonds gets another attempt to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction when an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in his case Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, former San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds chats to the dugout during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bonds gets another attempt to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction when an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in his case Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

    FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, former San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds chats to the dugout during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bonds gets another attempt to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction when an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in his case Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)  (The Associated Press)

Barry Bonds gets another attempt to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction when an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in his case Thursday.

Bonds testified before a grand jury in 2003 and was indicted four years later. At his trial in 2011, a jury deadlocked on three counts charging him with making false statements when he denied receiving steroids and human growth hormone from trainer Greg Anderson and denied receiving injections from Anderson or his associates.

He was convicted on obstruction for a meandering answer when asked whether Anderson ever gave him anything to inject himself with and he replied in part, "I became a celebrity child with a famous father."

A three-judge panel unanimously upheld the conviction last year in a decision set aside by the larger 9th Circuit group.