Barry Bonds walks
Giants fans got used to watching Barry Bonds walk during those epic home run-filled seasons in the early 2000s.
Today, Bonds walked out of court with a light sentence for felony obstruction of justice.
The sentence, handed down by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, requires Bonds to spend 30 days under house arrest (gosh, confined to a 15,000 square foot estate sounds like torture) and places him on probation for two years. He will also have to serve 250 hours of community service and pay roughly $4,000 in fines.
Bonds was convicted in April after being investigated for years surrounding his use of steroids.
After being probed for the better part of a decade, the slugger won’t have to spend a single night in jail. There are some very unhappy prosecutors stalking around the Federal courthouse in San Francisco.
While many, including the prosecutors, think Bonds got a “slap on the wrist,” Judge Illston stood by her decision, saying that the punishment is “consistent” with similar crimes in this same case.