SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds is officially appealing his felony obstruction conviction.

His attorneys paid $455 and filed a one-sentence notice to the federal trial court late Wednesday, saying that Bonds was asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal to toss out his conviction. The case will be randomly assigned to a three-judge panel later.

Bonds was sentenced Friday to 30 days of house arrest, two-years of probation and a $4,000 fine. But U.S. District Judge Susan Illston delayed imposition until the appeal is resolved.

Bonds appellate attorney Dennis Riordan estimated it could take as long as 18 months for a decision.

Bonds was convicted of giving an evasive answer to a grand jury investigating a Northern California-based steroids distribution ring.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press)

Comments (7)
  1. Charles gaxiola says:

    if it was, someone that are not a star would have rec. years in prison, this shows, how are court is corrupt .

  2. babalouey says:

    OMG! Can you believe the balls on this guy? In the court of popular opinion, BONDS has been guilty all along. Then he was convicted in a proper court, and gets a reeeallly light sentence and he’s now appealing it? To appeal it at all is stupid. Get a clue man. You are through! Your 15 Minutes of Shame is now a memory. Just get on with your life now and stay out of trouble. Blend man, blend.

    1. Rusty says:

      He has no balls left after the steroid abuse.

  3. ;) says:

    Barry don’t feel your being cheated like all the drug free ball players . . you still hold the record for most home runs hit on steroids…

  4. rmcsticks says:

    Barry : you are a disgrace to sports and youth all over the country, your dad was a sweet man ,I once met him in SF . I bet his head is hung in shame…. Your an A$$ and a loser…. GO AWAY !

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