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
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.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.