Sentencing Date Set For Barry Bonds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Home run king Barry Bonds will be back in federal court on Dec. 16 to be sentenced for his felony obstruction of justice conviction.

A jury convicted Bonds in April of giving an evasive, rambling reply when asked whether he received drugs that required a syringe. Jurors couldn’t unanimously decide three other perjury charges alleging that Bonds lied to the grand jury when he denied knowingly taking human growth hormone, steroids and receiving injections from anyone but his doctor.

His conviction carries a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison, yet federal guidelines call for 15-21 months. For similar offenses in the BALCO steroids ring case, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston sentenced cyclist Tammy Thomas to six months of home confinement and track coach Trevor Graham to one year of home confinement.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Cindy says:

    Why bother with an appearance in court? We all know he will get home confinement. Money talks.

  2. Louis Mitchell says:

    Really Cindy ? So how many “non famous” people can you name that have been pursued for steroid use and or lying to conceal it? In this instance his fame and money actually hurt his cause. If you took the time to read the article you would see that other famous yet not rich athletes were sentenced to home confinement etc. why should Bonds be different?

  3. BWORRA says:

    TYPICAL MONEY MAN. BONDS CHEATED KNOWINGLY AND WITHOUT ANY RESERVATIONS TO BREAK THE MOST HALLOWED RECORD IN SPORTS. hE DID KNOWING THE TROUBLE HE COULD BE IN BUT TRE GANTS MANAGMENT AND BASEBALL IN GENERAL CLOSEWD IT’S EYES AS THEY DID WITH SOSA,MCGUIRE,GONZALES,ANDERSON,RODRIGUEZ,CLEMENS AND THE LIST GOES ON. IT’S IKE OJ ALL OVER AGAIN.EVERYONE KNOWS THEY ARE GUILTY BUT THEY HAVE MONEY.

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