Barry Bonds Avoids Jail Time

    FILE - In this June 23, 2011, file photo, former San Francisco Giants baseball player Barry Bonds leaves the federal courthouse in San Francisco after a hearing about his perjury trial. Barring an appeal, Bonds is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, Dec. 16, in San Francisco, bringing the federal government's nearly decade-long investigation of a Northern California-based steroids ring to an anti-climactic end. Federal guidelines suggest a prison sentence of between 15 months and 21 months, and prosecutors want Bonds to serve time. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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    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.

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