Bonds gets slap on the wrist after $50 million dollars and 9 years:
…. Nearly nine years, thousands of attorneys' hours and reportedly more than $50 million of taxpayer money later, Barry Bonds has finally received notice of punishment for what prosecutors insist was his lying under oath about using performance-enhancing drugs.
Considering the sizable investment of prosecutors' time and Americans' tax dollars, the “punishment” may seem a little light: U.S. District Judge Susan Illston sentenced Bonds, who in April was convicted on one count of obstruction of justice but escaped c
onviction on perjury, to 30 days of home confinement, two years of probation and 250 hours
of community service.
UPDATE: It didn't take long for the slam jobs on Bonds to start rolling in:
…. It should be an honor and a privilege to be voted into a place that represents and symbolizes baseball’s very best, and if you think of in that context, how can you vote for someone who so blatantly and arrogantly cheated the game?
Just know that in his rush to make sure we know he stands for all that is good and right, Harper has forgotten that Bonds' didn't cheat.