December 9th, 2011
01:44 AM ET

Prosecutors want prison time for Barry Bonds

(CNN) - Federal prosecutors want baseball legend Barry Bonds to serve 15 months in prison for his obstruction of justice conviction, according to a sentencing memo filed in court Thursday.

Defense lawyers argued in their filing that the judge should accept the probation office's recommendation that Bonds be sentenced to two years probation, fined $4,000 and ordered to perform 250 hours of community service.

Bonds, 47, is set to be sentenced on December 16 in a San Francisco federal courtroom, less than two miles from the ballpark where he broke Hank Aaron's major league home run in August 2007.

Jurors who found Bonds guilty in April said he was "evasive" in his testimony to the federal grand jury investigating illegal steroids use by pro athletes.

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  1. gung hoe

    @bombo and suffer from them headaches from the brain tumors that he will get from taking the roids

    December 9, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jacintha

    @bombo Exactly! Hold prison space for the murders, thieves and @apists!

    December 9, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Arnold Schwartzenegger


    December 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Your 7:26 answer made me spit coffee everywhere!

    Michael Hunt? Hmmmm...

    December 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    Maybe they should have 2 leagues for every sport. Drug and non-drug.

    December 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ banasy:
    Re 7:26, I just wanted you to be aware.
    I thought that you might not have noticed.

    December 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)


    I'm sitting here all broken hearted and confused since your revelations.
    How am I expected to go on now ? At least tell me that Peter Pan is the real deal.

    December 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. leave

    how come cant go to sleep on this.

    December 10, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ bobcat:
    I'm really sorry that I had to be the one to tell you.
    Life is full of heartbreak.

    December 10, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bill

    This is yet another celebrity clown looking for (and getting) preferential treatment in our legal system! Anyone else who would be found guilty of those charges would do time...period! Probation, even house arrest, at home in his servant-equipped mansion is a joke. NO wonder people are losing respect for the criminal justice system in the US.

    December 10, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
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