SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Home-run king Barry Bonds avoided a prison sentence on Friday over a single criminal conviction related to an investigation of steroids in sports, a punishment one prosecutor called a slap on the wrist.
U.S. District Judge Susan Illston sentenced Bonds to two years probation, along with 30 days of home confinement, 250 hours of community service, and a $4,000 fine.
Illston handed down the punishment at a hearing in a San Francisco federal court, and she immediately stayed it pending appeal. U.S. prosecutors had sought a 15-month prison sentence, while Bonds asked for probation.
After the hearing, Bonds's attorneys vowed to keep trying to erase the conviction.
"At the moment, he is branded a felon, we think unjustly," said Bonds' attorney, Dennis Riordan.
"And just as we aggressively fought the case at trial we intend to fight it on appeal."
This is TOTAL BS!!!
Yet ANOTHER celebrity/athlete/"role-model" who gets a slap on the wrist for a crime that others would receive a stiff sentence!!
Makes me wanna PUKE!!
12-16-2011 07:47 PM #1
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12-24-2011 06:21 PM #2
This kind of preferential treatment starts way early, @ least in the world of sports, where winning seems to be everything. Recreational Commission teams where all kids are to get equal playing time--nope, gotta keep little Johnny in the game, cuz he runs fastest. Then, in high school, where you have to make certain grade average or not smoke or drink, bigger Johnny is the all star athlete and the rules don't apply to him--cuz the school might lose some important games if he isn't playing.
So, I didn't follow all the congressional hearings they were having several years ago. Were there some major league players who received jail time, or was everyone just placed on probation? Were any banned from the sport for any length of time?My invisible friend says you have issues.
01-11-2013 09:25 PM #3
Well, none of them got in the Hall of Fame this year. They were all voted down by significant margins. It seems the writers who do the voting were making it clear that Steroid Era would be Asterisk Era as far as they are concerned.All my posts are my own opinion based on information available to the public. I am not a reporter. jmo, jmho, and moo to you too! oh, and sometimes it's a joke-lighten up!
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