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No surprise: judge bars profane voice mails from Barry Bonds trial

Mar 17, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

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Judge Susan Illston ruled earlier this afternoon that the profanity-laced voice mail messages Barry Bonds left with his ex-girlfriend will not be allowed into evidence. She said that they are “unattractive,” and  “that’s the only reason they could be used … They are at most very marginal in terms of any relevance to this case.”

Which was plain from their very description.  Of course, as I noted this morning, the prosecution probably doesn’t care. They got a full news cycle with the text of those voice mails being printed, and will continue to get an extra boost from them as the judge’s ruling gives the media another chance to repeat them.  Like the linked story does thoroughly.

  1. Kevin S. - Mar 17, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this is the Chewbacca Prosecution.

  2. Old Gator - Mar 17, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Aw shucks, Shorty – guess we might as well leave the rope home for this one, eh? And we had picked out such a picturesque ole oak tree for it….

  3. drunkenhooliganism - Mar 17, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Has she ruled on the admissibility of the video of him totally snubbing a young fan asking for an autograph?

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