Well Barry Bonds did avoid serving any jail time for his obstruction of justice case. A federal judge handed Bonds a sentence of 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service on Friday. Bonds is appealing the conviction and the appeal process could take over a year. Not to many people even me thought Bonds would see any jail time. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston also put on hold a $4,000 fine against Bonds for his obstruction of justice conviction arising from a grand jury appearance eight years ago.
The prosecution was hoping for jail time, but that did not happen. Bonds basically got off pretty easy. Of course it did cost him and chance of getting back into baseball. No team wanted Bonds, and I doubt if he will ever see the Hall Of Fame. It will be interesting to see if Bonds ever admits steroid use or takes all his secrets to the grave.