Barry Bonds to Serve Home Confinement for Steroid-Case Conviction


Barry Bonds
Another homer for Barry Bonds.

Baseball”s home-run king is skipping jail after being sentenced Friday to two years of probation with home confinement for having given evasive testimony to a federal grand jury during a 2003 investigation of steroid use in sports, The New York Times reports.

Judge Susan Illston also ordered Bonds, 47, to serve 250 hours of community service with youth groups and pay a $4,000 fine.

The former athlete”s attorney said in court that his client will not admit guilt and will appeal.

In April, a jury found Bonds guilty of obstructing justice when asked if his former personal trainer Greg Anderson had ever injected him with performance-enhancing drugs.

Bonds, the son of major leaguer Bobby Bonds, started his career in 1986 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and ended in 2007 with the San Francisco Giants. He has seven Most Valuable Player awards and holds many records, including 762 career home runs and the most runs in a season – 73 in 2001.

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