By Debbie Emery – Radar Reporter
Shamed baseball player Barry Bonds has been sentenced to two years probation and 30 days home confinement for obstruction of justice, stemming from his evasive testimony to a 2003 grand jury during an investigation into steroids in sports.
In the San Francisco, Calif. courtroom on Friday, Bonds, 47, was also ordered by Judge Susan Illston to pay a $4,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service.
A jury convicted the disgraced MLB star last April but deadlocked on three other charges accusing Bonds of perjury for allegedly lying when he denied taking performance-enhancing drugs and receiving injections from someone other than his doctor, reported CBSNews.com. The prosecution later dropped those charges, foregoing another trial.
Prosecutors had asked for a prison sentence of 15 months and noted that baseball’s career home runs leader has never accepted responsibility for his actions.
During his lengthy career, the former San Francisco Giants player won seven National League MVP awards and was a 14-time All-Star. He holds the record for home runs in a single season and career.