The head of the US track and field program urged President Bush today not to pardon disgraced sprinter Marion Jones, the Daily News reports. Doing so would send a "horrible message" to young fans and to the international community getting ready to watch the Olympics, said Douglas Logan in an open letter to Bush. Jones is serving a 6-month sentence but has asked the president to spring her before her September release.
"She lied to federal agents," Logan wrote. "She took steroids. She made false statements in a bank fraud investigation—not necessarily in that order. She admitted it. And now she apparently wants to be let off."