Barry Bonds is MLB’s all-time home run king with a 762 career home runs and 73 home runs in a season. But he was involved in one of baseball’s biggest steroid scandals, which led him to lose endorsement deals from the likes of MasterCard, KFC, and Charles Schwab. Sports Illustrated estimated that with a spotless reputation and clean record, Bonds could have hauled in $28 million a year in endorsements.
On December 15, 2011, Bonds was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service, for an obstruction of justice conviction stemming from a grand jury appearance in 2003. However, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston then delayed the sentence pending an appeal, which may take a year or more.
On February 13th, 2013 a three judge panel of the Federal 9th Circuit Court heard the appeal to overturn Bonds’s conviction for Obstruction of Justice.