Marion Jones will have a high price to pay after pleading guilty to lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs and her role in a check-fraud scam. She was handed a 6 month sentence in prison despite her pleas to the judge for the shortest time away from her young children. The judge however was determined to send a message by sentencing her to the maximum allowed under her plea deal.
I feel for her fall from grace, mainly because I think her apology was sincere, but it's a sad to see what we believed to be a triumphant story of women athletics crumble.
Do you think this situation will hurt the sport of track and field? I think it does cast a shadow over the sport and the credibility of the athletes.
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