Former MLB star Barry Bonds sentenced to 2 years probation, 30 days house arrest

Former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves the federal courthouse for his perjury trial in San Francisco, Thursday, March 31, 2011.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Former baseball player Barry Bonds
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. District Judge Susan Illston sentenced former MLB player Barry Bonds to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service Friday - then delayed the sentence pending an appeal likely to take a year or more.

Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.

Illston also fined Bonds $4,000.

Bonds, who was convicted in April, faced a sentence ranging from probation to 21 months in prison.

The deferral probation department recommended Illston give Bonds probation, a term of house arrest and community service. However, the prosecution asked for a 15-month prison sentence.

Bond's attorneys said they agreed with the probation department recommendation, although they said the house arrest provision wasn't necessary.

The baseball homerun king Bonds was convicted of purposely trying to mislead a federal grand jury investigating sports doping in a December 2003 court appearance.

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