Slap On the Wrist: San Francisco Giants Legend Barry Bonds Will Not Go to Prison for Obstruction of Justice
A court ruled that San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds will not go to prison for obstruction of justice conviction from a grand jury appearance eight years ago.
Instead, Bonds was sentenced to house arrest for 30 days, as well as two years of house arrest and 250 hours of community service. He was also given a $4,000 fine.
Prosecutors had attempted to get Bonds in prison for 15 months and were outraged at the final decision. Assistant U.S. attorney Matthew Parrella argued that home confinement wasn’t enough for a man with a 15,000 square foot home. He also called the fine “almost laughable.”
Bonds, a seven-time National League Most Valuable Player selection and the leader in both career (762) and single-season (73) home runs, is widely considered to be the most famous of all of the baseball players who used steroids during the last 15 seasons.