Marion Jones Sentenced To Six Months In Prison

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jan 11, 2007
Disgraced Olympic athlete Marion Jones was sentenced Friday (1/11) in to six
months in prison for lying to investigators about performance-enhancing drugs
and a check-fraud scam. The athlete's speed and smile made her an
international superstar until steroid use led to her downfall. The sentence
took place in a White Plains, New York courtroom. The judge sentenced Jones
despite her plea that he not separate her from her children. The sentence
completes the stunning fall for a woman who was once the most celebrated
female athlete in the world. A runner and long jumper, she won three gold and
two bronze medals at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. However, in October, Jones
told
the judge that she lied to a federal investigator in November 2003 when she
denied using performance-enhancing drugs. She said she took steroids "several
times before the Sydney Olympics and continued using it after."

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 13711062 - wrdw.com/a?a=13711062
Gray Television, Inc.