BASEBALL LEGEND BARRY Bonds has been spared a jail sentence, despite misleading a jury investigating whether or not he took performance enhancing drugs.
The 47-year-old was instead sentenced to 30 days’ house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service. He has also been fined $4,000.
Bonds is appealing his conviction, which has been delayed as a result.
The former San Francisco Giants slugger – who retired with a record of 762 home runs – was convicted of obstructing justice in April of this year. He gave evasive answers to a grand jury, investigation a steroids-distribution ring in San Francisco, in December 2003.
The jury did not reach a verdict on whether Bonds lied when he denied taking steroids, or that he received injections from someone other than his doctor.