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Bonds sentenced to house arrest, appeals

Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:41 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2011 5:45 pm

By Matt Snyder

Former Giants and Pirates All-Star Barry Bonds has been sentenced to two years probation, 30 days house arrest and 250 hours of community service. Bonds -- who made more than $188 million as a baseball player -- was also fined $4,000.

He was convicted of obstruction of justice back in April.

Bonds is appealing, so he'll remain free and unpunished until the appeal is heard. And the appeal is likely to take a year or more. So this will drag on even longer.

Bonds, 47, faced up to 21 months in federal prison for having given misleading testimony in front of a grand jury during the trial for BALCO. He was first charged four years ago for lying under oath about using steroids (aka "the cream" and "the clear"), in addition to using "rambling non sequiturs" in an attempt to mislead the grand jury.

Despite the conviction, Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Parrella said home arrest, considering Bonds lives in a 15,000 square-foot Beverly Hills home, wasn't enough punishment for Bonds. Parrella told the Associated Press that the sentence was "almost laughable" and a "slap on the wrist."

"The defendant basically lived a double life for decades," argued Parrella, who said Bonds tested positive for steroids and amphetamines during his playing days. "He had mistresses throughout his marriages."

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston said that had nothing to do with the case.  

Aside from Bonds, 10 others have been convicted of various charges stemming from the BALCO trials. Six -- including former Track star Marion Jones -- were nailed for lying under oath. Greg Anderson, Bonds' personal trainer, pleaded guilty of steroid distribution charges.

During his playing career, Bonds won seven NL MVP awards and was a 14-time All-Star. He holds the record for home runs in a single season (73) and career (762). Only Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig have a higher career OPS. If there wasn't that cloud of performance-enhancing drugs hanging over his head, Bonds would be a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer and widely considered one of the best -- if not the best -- players of all time.

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Since: Apr 22, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:44 am

Bonds sentenced to house arrest, appeals

Die for Christmas. smoke you. 

Since: Dec 20, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:00 am
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Since: Feb 27, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 5:23 pm

Bonds sentenced to house arrest, appeals

You are welcome, you needed a little beat down. I usually look the other way, but you went way outta line, and I couldn't resist the urge to offer some "correction".

I don't know how old Pujols is, no one seems to really know, but regardless, the guy's a stud. Debating the merits of 10 year contracts worth more money than the GNP of some small countries is a waste of time...whether we agree or disagree, it was his market price. PLENTY of Cardinals lamented when he left, and many were openly critical of MRs. Albert for defending their decision to move on. I guess they weren't really serious Cardinals fans...just semi-serious ones listening to sports talk radio out that way. But one thing they knew, and you will discover, is the Cardinals aren't as good without team would be. In year 8 of the contract, maybe we're talking about someone who should be in the AL as a DH. Wait a minute...the the American League! Pujols...a well-paid, and productive hitting DH? It defies imagination! Jumping to the AL extends his Vladimir Guerrero. Will Albert suffer the same rapid decline? Maybe. When? Who knows, but if you have the money to lock down the best player in baseball right now, and that's Albert, then you do it. He's got 5 years of "studly" left in him, wouldn't you think? Of course he does...and then some.

That doesn't mean the Cardinals should have ponied up... it could have gone either way, and been right.

Of course, it's that morally decadent California he's living in now. Oh the horrors! And evading the flocks and flocks of twisted and demented souls is easier to do by avoiding getting drawn into "corrections" with any of them on this site.

You might actually visit a place before you cast stupid aspersions about it. If your knowledge is based on porn sites...well, that's your business....but you can take a friendly comment into consideration: you might wanna consider the source, eh? At least now we know where your fantasy scenario came from...but why didn't you include midgets in the mix? That would've painted the picture perfectly.

Back to my shoe shine's actually quite nice. And I apologize to any offended midgets.

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:35 pm

Good one, All27!

@All27Outs:  Wow, you sure have my number there!  Ouch!  Had no idea there were such clever minds out there on this board!  Regarding Albert, let me help you out a little:  Most serious Cardinal fans are relieved beyond measure that Arte Moreno threw enough money at Albert to ensure he wouldn't take the Cardinals $210MM offer--which would have set the Cardinals back about ten years as a team.  Unlike the type of fans who will sell their souls for a steroid-laced cheater like Barry Bonds, most Cardinal fans are happy to have even an honest, iconic player like Pujols move on rather than pay him ridiculous amounts of money than he can't possibly be worth.

Yeah, SF is an embarrassment.  In a million ways, many of which are best addressed on demented porn sites than here.  The rest of us are just lucky that you attract so many of the twisted and tormented souls of this world to your fair city, so we don't have to deal with them in ours.  Now go back to your $%#@& shoe shine box!

Since: Feb 27, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:23 pm

Bonds sentenced to house arrest, appeals

@Buckmanster: What is wrong with you? San Francisco is an embarrassment as a city? Are you out of your mind? Why are you re-posting LAME comments that only serve to show you as some sort of frustrated little troll? You don't make any sense. And what a warped little "fantasy" you've imagined with rape and a bat-wielding offspring of Bond's someone was forced to keep. Whatever credibility you might have had is lost now. You might wanna take a chill pill and relax.

I'll take Crueboy in the 2nd round...TKO.

It sucks for you that Albert's an Angel now, doesn't it?

BTW- You all crack "us" up? Are you referring to you and your imaginary friends? all crack "me" up...because that's the only "group" you know, the "others" you play with until Mommy medicates you.

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 1:59 pm

Hey, Crueboy!

Where did you want to meet me?  I assume you'll be hanging out in the Castro District, based on a name like "Crueboy," no?  Alas, I'm afraid I don't know that part of the city as well as you do, friend.  Still, let me know when Barry is done with you for the day, and I'll see if I can fit you into my schedule.

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:19 am

Gotta love those fairy Giant fans

If Barry Bonds raped the daughter of a Giants fan, he'd make her keep the baby and hope it was a boy who could hit the fastball.  You all just crack us up.  Your boy Barry can lie (under oath), cheat (take enough steroids to kill a horse), and steal (the integrity of baseball) until the cows come home and you will kiss his ass and defend the indefensible without blinking an eye--just like your hero.  Neither he nor his fans are capable of shame.  What an embarrassment.  Then again, San Francisco is an embarrassment to the nation, so why should we be surprised?  ("More, Barry, more!  Do it harder, Barry!"

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:39 am

Bonds sentenced to house arrest, appeals

You are 100% bang on, couldn't agree more. It's baseball, it wasn't illegal, Bonds lied, get over it. If fans are emotionally broken because their idols; Bonds, Clements, McGwire, et all, turned out to have taken one for the team and gone that extra bit in terms of competitive edge (that was allowed at the time) AND God forbid, turn out to have the occasional personality disorder to boot, well, perhaps they didn't do their due diligence when they picked their heroes to begin with. These guys are just normal people with the same flaws you see on your street everyday. They just hit the ball long or throw it hard, that's all they do, and people made up the pedestal and all the rest. If I hear once more the words "baseball" and "tainted" in the same sentence, I'll vomit.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: December 18, 2011 11:03 pm

Bonds sentenced to house arrest, appeals

All the money our GOV spent and that is all he gets. What a huge waste of money.

Since: Aug 21, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:41 pm

Bonds sentenced to house arrest, appeals

i couldnt agree wih you more the s.o.b cheated his way thru gets a little slap on the hand and wants to appeal what a disgrace ,,, that right there shows the little children how much of a joke you really are i wish there was a penalty where if he appeals and loses there is more punishment lol that would be nice thanks barry for all of your soap opera bull crap .....go red sox

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