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Barry Bonds Seeks Second Extension To Appeal Conviction

Barry Bonds needs more time.

The former San Francisco Giants slugger is seeking a second extension to file written documents in his appeal to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction, according to the Associated Press.

The first deadline was March 21 but that was extended to April 20. Bonds' lawyers are now asking that the first extension be extended again to May 4.

In a filing to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Bonds' appeals lawyer, Dennis Riordan, said that his office could not meet the April 20 deadline due to other cases his office was involved in.

Bonds was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest along with two-years probation and a $4,000 fine for giving an evasive answer during grand jury testimony about a Northern California-based steroids distribution group. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has decided to delay any imposition until Bonds' appeal is finished. The decision on the appeal will more than likely not occur until 2013.