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Marion Jones Signs With WNBA Team

Disgraced Olympic sprinter newest member of Tulsa Shock

(Newser) - Marion Jones, once called the world's fastest woman, was introduced today as the newest member of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. It's been nearly a decade since she shot to fame with five sprinting medals at the Sydney Olympics, but less than 3 years since she was stripped of them over... More »

WNBA Next on Marion Jones' To-Do List

Disgraced track star helped North Carolina to '94 title

(Newser) - Marion Jones is taking another shot at professional sports—but this time it’s basketball, a sport she played well enough to earn a scholarship to the University of North Carolina. “I missed competitiveness,” Jones, 34, tells Kevin Blackistone at the Texas gym where she’s been training... More »

Montgomery: I Never Loved Marion Jones

But man, did we love 'roids, disgraced runner says from jail

(Newser) - The “fastest couple on earth” was as much a fairy tale as Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones’ athletic achievements, the disgraced runner says. In a jailhouse interview with the London Times, Montgomery says he never loved Jones. “Before we got together, Marion and I never spoke at practice.... More »

USA Track Official Urges Bush: Don't Pardon Jones

Letting the disgraced track start out of prison early is wrong move, he says

(Newser) - 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... More »

Requests for Pardons Flood White House

Petitioners include the American Taliban, but not Scooter Libby

(Newser) - President Bush is nearing the end of his term, and felons are coming out of the woodwork in historic numbers to ask for pardons and reduced sentences, the New York Times reports. It is not unusual for there to be a spike in pardons granted by a president in his... More »

BALCO Jury Convicts Track's Graham of Lying

Coach of Marion Jones found to deceive feds on ties to steroid dealer

(Newser) - A San Francisco jury convicted track coach Trevor Graham today of lying to federal investigators when he told them he had ended his contacts with a steroids dealer, the Chronicle reports. Jurors deadlocked on two other counts against the former coach of Olympians Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery; he faces... More »

Ex-Olympian Gets 46 Months for Check Fraud

Tim Montgomery, former 100m record holder, jailed

(Newser) - Disgraced Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery was sentenced to 46 months yesterday for his part in a check-fraud scam, the Washington Post reports. Montgomery, who still faces heroin-dealing charges, once held the 100m world record but was stripped of it for doping. He has a son with Marion Jones, who... More »

Olympian Indicted for Dealing Heroin

Accusation is latest of many legal troubles for track star Montgomery

(Newser) - Olympic gold-medalist Tim Montgomery has been indicted for dealing heroin, the Virginian-Pilot reports. “They said I sold 100 grams of heroin to an informant,” Montgomery told the paper in a jailhouse interview, noting that he has “no idea” why he’s been charged. The sprinter, now 33,... More »

Track Doping Witness Will Give 2 Dozen Names

Olympians to be mentioned in trial include Greene

(Newser) - Angel Guillermo Heredia, the main witness for the federal case against elite track coach Trevor Graham, is prepared to give the names of about two dozen athletes to whom he supplied performance-enhancing drugs. Among the 12 Olympians on the list is Maurice Greene, a two-time gold medalist who has never... More »

Marion Jones' Teammates Paying for Her Crime

Former relay athletes stripped of Olympic medals

(Newser) - The consequences of Marion Jones’ doping offenses reached further yesterday when the International Olympic Committee laid down the law and stripped her former relay teammates of their medals—this after Jones’ was stripped of hers late last year. The runners, with Jones, won gold in the 4x400-meter relay and bronze... More »

Marion Jones Reports to Jail

Former Olympic medalist starts 6-month sentence

(Newser) - Marion Jones has entered a federal prison in Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The disgraced former sprinter is beginning a 6-month sentence for lying to investigators about her use of performance-enhancing drugs and about her role in a check-fraud scam. She has already returned her Olympic gold medals and... More »

Ex-NFL Player Pleads Guilty to Lying About Steroids

Three-time Pro Bowler Stubblefield was first football player charged in BALCO case

(Newser) - The steroids probe that brought down Marion Jones has claimed it first NFL player: Three-time Pro Bowler Dana Stubblefield pleaded guilty today in federal court to making false statements to a federal agent about performance-enhancing drugs. Prosecutors alleged the former defensive lineman lied in 2003 about taking a previously undetectable... More »

Judge Sends Jones to Slammer

Disgraced runner draws maximum sentence recommended in plea deal

(Newser) - A federal judge threw the book at Marion Jones today, sentencing the disgraced Olympian to 6 months in prison for lying about steroid use and participating in a check-fraud scam. Jones begged the judge not to separate her from her family, and prosecutors said they were okay with a zero-month... More »

Ledger Reveals Details of Jones' Doping

Lab listed drug regimens, test results, of Jones, other athletes

(Newser) - Documents in the federal case against disgraced Olympic athlete Marion Jones, made public yesterday, reveal the extent of her use of performance-enhancing drugs. The Bay Area lab that supplied Jones turned over a ledger detailing her use of human growth hormone, steroids, EPO, and other drugs in 2000 and 2001,... More »

Jones Further Scrubbed From Olympics Books

Track star's medals formally revoked; she's banned from Beijing

(Newser) - Marion Jones had already returned the five medals—three gold, two bronze—she won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; today, the International Olympic Committee made that disgrace official, formally stripping the admitted drug cheat of the hardware. "She is disqualified and scrapped from the results,” said the IOC... More »

IOC Delays Call on Jones' Medals

Doping cloud shadows disgraced ex-champ, other competitors

(Newser) - The International Olympic Committee decided today to await more info before awarding Marion Jones' medals to other competitors from the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Jones will still be formally stripped of her medals for admitting to doping, but the IOC wants to talk to her relay teammates to determine whether they... More »

Marion Jones Falls Further

Shamed sprinter's records to be taken off books

(Newser) - Disgraced sprinter Marion Jones will have her results in races dating back to September 2000 wiped from the record books, reports the AP, under orders from track and field's world governing body. She's also been ordered to give back $700,000 in prize money. The IAAF council decided to retroactively... More »

IOC Will Move Quickly to Strip Jones of Medals

100-meter gold may go to runner in another drug scandal

(Newser) - The International Olympic Committee announced today that it is ready to make a speedy move to strip Marion Jones of the three gold and two bronze medals she took home from the 2000 Sydney Games. Now that Jones has pled guilty, IOC vice-president Thomas Bach intends to "accelerate and... More »

Marion Jones Used Roids in 2000

Track star admits unwittingly using 'the clear' under coach's deception

(Newser) - Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones has admitted using steroids in preparation for the 2000 Sydney games. The track star will plead guilty on Friday to lying to federal agents regarding her drug use, the Washington Post reports. It is not clear if Jones could be stripped of the three gold... More »

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