U.S. Attorney Matthew A. Parrella struck out when the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Barry Bonds’ conviction for obstruction of justice for giving a rambling answer. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled his meandering answer before a jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into steroids distribution.
Bonds 762 home runs broke Hank Aaron's long-standing career record of 755 and Bonds hit a single-year record of 73 home runs in 2001. However, Bonds has been denied entry into baseball's Hall of Fame by baseball writers.