Barry Bonds felony conviction to be reviewed by court

A federal appeals court says it will reconsider baseball star Barry Bonds' felony conviction for obstruction of justice.

Baseball star was found guilty in 2011 of evasive testimony in doping trial

In this 2011 file photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court during his perjury trial in San Francisco. Bonds lost his appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction, but an appeals court has now said it will reconsider the conviction. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)

A federal appeals court says it will reconsider baseball star Barry Bonds' felony conviction for obstruction of justice.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a special panel of 11 judges will review a 2011 jury verdict finding Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader guilty of giving evasive testimony to a grand jury investigating elite athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Arguments have been scheduled for the week of Sept. 15 in San Francisco.

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit last year upheld the conviction, which stems from a rambling answer Bonds gave in response to a question about whether he received injections from anyone other than his doctor.

Bonds has already served his sentence of 30 days' house arrest and paid a $4,100 fine.