Barry Bonds Gets 30 Days House Arrest, Two Years Probation For Obstruction of Justice
Legendary MLB slugger Barry Bonds has been sentenced to 30 days house arrest and two-years of probation for his conviction on federal obstruction of justice, according to ESPN.
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Bonds will also be required to supply 250 hours of community service for his actions.
Bonds was charged with lying under oath when he testified before a grand jury in the 2003 BALCO investigation in which he said he never knowingly took steroids. The prosecution claimed that Bonds knowingly took the performance enhancing drugs in the early 2000’s.
Bonds’ defense rested without calling a single witness during the trial, however, a jury was found deadlocked on all perjury charges, only rendering a guilty verdict on the obstruction of justice charge. Bonds, 47, is the all-time Major League Baseball home run king with 762 career home runs.