Bonds Heads to Court to Face Perjury Charges

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San Francisco (AP) Baseball Slugger Barry Bonds will be in federal court in San Francisco Friday, answering to charges of lying under oath about steroid use.

Bonds was indicted on perjury counts last month. Prosecutors accuse him of giving false testimony when he told a grand jury that he hadn't knowingly taken steroids.

This will be the home-run king's first public appearance since his indictment November 15th. The proceeding is expected to take less than an hour.

Bonds will be fingerprinted and have his mug shot taken. The charges will be read to him and it's expected he'll enter a plea of “not guilty.” Experts think he'll be allowed to remain free without posting bail.

If convicted, Bonds could face prison time.