Roger Clemens isn’t the only sports star tied to steroids and making news this week – although all that’s at stake for him are his Hall of Fame chances.
Marion Jones wishes she was so lucky.
Already stripped of many, many medals over her steroid use, a judge has just sentenced the disgraced Olympic champion to six months in prison.
Jones, 31, had begged a judge to keep her out of the slammer. She was one of the most celebrated female athletes in the world – until, you know, it was revealed she routinely used performance-enhancing drugs. Class.
Recently, Marion Jones admitted to lying to a federal investigator in 2003 and confessed that she took steroids “several times before the Sydney Olympics and continued using it after.” You don’t say. Great role model, isn’t she?
On October 5, Marion Jones formally pled guilty to lying to Federal investigators in the BALCO steroid investigation in U.S. District Court.
At the time of her admission and subsequent guilty plea, Marion Jones was one of the most famous athletes – along with baseball stars Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield – to be linked to the BALCO investigation.