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SENTENCED Barry Bonds Avoids Jail Time Paul Sakuma / AP Photo

Barry Bonds Avoids Jail Time

Barry Bonds was sentenced Friday to a month of house arrest, two years of probation, 250 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine for providing evasive testimony to a grand jury in 2003. The lawyers for the former San Francisco Giant, who was one of a host of athletes connected to the BALCO steroids scandal nearly ten years ago and holds the record for the most home runs ever in a single season, said that they would appeal the ruling even though the judge passed down a much softer ruling than the 15 months in prison recommended by the prosecution.

December 16, 2011 3:44 PM