Yesterday, sprinter Marion Jones, was released from prison after serving a six-month sentence for lying under oath about her steroid use. Jones will remain on probation.
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Posted by Media Outrage on September 6, 2008
Posted by Media Outrage on January 11, 2008
Marion Jones was sentenced to 6 months in prison today for lying to investigators about using enhancing drugs despite her emotional plea to the judge to not seperate her from her children.
“even for a short period of time. I ask you to be as merciful as a human being can be.”
Posted by Media Outrage on December 13, 2007
The IOC formally stripped Marion Jones of her five Olympic medals Wednesday, wiping her name from the record books following her admission that she was a drug cheat.
The International Olympic Committee also banned the disgraced American athlete from attending next year’s Beijing Olympics in any capacity and said it could bar her from future games.
Jones had already handed back the three gold medals and two bronze she won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Last month, the International Association of Athletics Federations erased all of Jones’ results dating to September 2000, but it was up to the IOC to formally disqualify her and take away her Olympic medals.
“She is disqualified and scrapped from the results,” IOC president Jacques Rogge said at the close of a three-day executive board meeting.
“It was an easy decision,” added IOC vice president Thomas Bach, a German lawyer who headed a three-member disciplinary panel in the case. “The facts were clear.”