Ex-Olympian Gets 46 Months for Check Fraud

Tim Montgomery, former 100m record holder, jailed
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2008 6:13 AM CDT
In this Sept. 19, 2002 file photo, Tim Montgomery speaks with his girlfiend and training partner Marion Jones during a news conference in Madrid, Spain.    (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
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(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 is in prison for lying about doping and about her part in the scam.

"I've had everything I ever wanted in life. I've stood on the top of the mountain," Montgomery told the court. "The gold medal, all those people cheering, that was part of another world. In jail, my status is gone." (Read more Tim Montgomery stories.)