A federal court upheld Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction on Friday, and Bonds wants to begin serving his sentence immediately. The former San Francisco Giants slugger said he was "disappointed" about the decision in a statement released on Friday through his website, adding that he intends to do his time right away, if the court allows:
"I have instructed my attorneys to ask the court and probation officials to permit me to begin serving my full sentence and probation immediately. Meanwhile, I also intend to seek further judicial review of the important legal issues presented by the appeal that was decided today."
He was first convicted in April of 2011.
Major League Baseball's career home run leader faces 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation, a $4,000 fine and 250 hours of community service.
Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice for his response to a question asked by prosecutors in front of a grand jury in December of 2003 about whether or not the seven-time NL MVP received "anything that required a syringe to inject" from former personal trainer Greg Anderson.