In less than 2 miles from where Barry Bonds broke the home run record, he was sentenced in a federal court for evasive testimony on his use of steroids. The prosecution asked for 15 months in jail while the defense asked for probation. After years of investigation and millions of dollars to prosecute him, Bonds hit another home run, this time in a court of law. He escaped jail time and was sentenced to probation, 30 days home detention monitoring and 250 hours of community service. He’s probably looking forward to the home detention to unwind from the anxiety of the trial.
The prosecution of these sports figures has not gone well for the government. Roger Clemons’ trial ended in a mistrial due to mistake by the prosecution, before the case hardly started. It amazes me the amount of time, effort and millions spent to bring down these sports figures. Wouldn’t a better use of money be spent educating teens and young adults about the evils of using steroids. Better yet, how about using the time, effort and money to prosecute those on Wall Street who brought down our economy and way of life. Let’s send all those lying bankers who defrauded our economic system to jail and leave the lying baseball players alone.