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Friday, December 16, 2011 -- 2:47 PM EST
Barry Bonds Avoids Prison Time for Giving Evasive Testimony
Barry Bonds, baseball's home run champion, avoided a prison term Friday when Judge Susan Illston sentenced him to 30 days of house arrest, 2 years of probation, 250 hours of community service with youth groups and a $4,000 fine for providing evasive testimony to a federal grand jury eight years ago.
Bonds's lawyer told the judge that there would be an appeal and that Bonds would not admit guilt.
Bonds was convicted April 13 by a jury that listened to three weeks of often-graphic testimony about his suspected use of performance-enhancing drugs. It found him guilty on one of the four counts in the case, agreeing that he had obstructed justice by giving evasive answers to a grand jury in 2003 when asked if his former personal trainer Greg Anderson had ever injected him.
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