30 days of house arrest!
That's a little harsh, don't ya think? Ha!
After being found guilty of felony obstruction in April because he lied to a jury during a 2003 federal investigation of steroid use in the MLB, Barry Bonds has to stay home for a month.
Hopefully the judge remembered to take away his video games and ESPN subscription too so Barry has time to really think about what he's done.
The home run king will also be on probation for 2 years and has to pay a $4,000 fine, but we're sure that was pretty easily covered by the cash he was carrying in his wallet.
Once again, a famous person has avoided serving any time in prison for committing a crime you're supposed to go to prison for.
In Bonds' case, federal sentencing guidelines recommend between 15 and 21 months in the slammer. Apparently, however, guidelines are a lot like laws and are meant to be broken.
We're not quite sure if this case was even worth the judge and jury's time or the taxpayers' money, but hopefully Barry finally learned a valuable lesson that most kids learn by kindergarten — don't tell lies!
[Image via WENN.]
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