SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.

A federal judge handed Bonds a sentence of 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service on Friday — then delayed the sentence pending an appeal likely to take a year or more.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston also fined Bonds $4,000 for his obstruction of justice conviction arising from his grand jury appearance eight years ago.

Prosecutors wanted the home run king to spend 15 months in prison.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (5)
  1. Whitey says:

    Big deal… probably confined to house arrest in Beverly Hills. What an arrogant, selfish d-bag this guy is. I guess there’s satisfaction in knowing all his peers hate him, true baseball fans hate him and he’ll probably never get into the hall of fame because there’s zero chance he didn’t use steroids.

    Now, just wipe away his fake home run record and all will be right again.

    1. Blackey says:

      So, u jealous? Other players like Mark McGuire, Roger Clemens and numbers of players now still using too. Who’s cares. idiot!

  2. Tom says:

    WHAT A WASTE OF TAX PAYER MONEY AND TIME !!!!!! just so some Jack A$$ could make a name for himself and people wonder why the reast of the world think or goverment ie the dumest ever . THIS IS WHY OUR GREAT AMERICA IS BROKE .

    1. Wesley Bates says:

      I agree with Tom, Cause Stone Cold sez sooooooo.

  3. Darlene says:

    If a player wants to use steroids, they will regardless of the law. Sports have put way too much money on the line paying too much in salarys. It is the greed of money that is the evil here.

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