Baseball May Have Acted Together In Not Signing Bonds

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday Oct. 16, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- The baseball players' union says it has found
evidence teams acted in concert against signing Barry Bonds but it
reached an agreement with the commissioner's office to delay the
filing of any grievance.

The union expressed concern in May about the lack of offers to
the home-run king. Filing a grievance would trigger proceedings
before arbitrator Shyam Das.

Bonds was indicted last Nov. 15 on charges related to 2003 grand
jury testimony during which he denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs. No team signed Bonds when he became a free agent after the 2007 season. Union general counsel Michael Weiner confirmed the deal with Major League Baseball, which was first reported by

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