Track goddess Marion Jones — surprise surprise — has copped to using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a story in The Washington Post. She won five medals in the 2000 Olympics, three of them gold, and according to the AP “was one of track’s first female millionaires, typically earning between $70,000 and $80,000 a race, plus at least another $1 million from race bonuses and endorsement deals.” Gosh, and we wonder why our sporting heroes, and heroines, might be tempted to cut a corner or two en route to the finish line, which, oddly enough, always seems to be near a bank.
“I’m shocked, shocked, to find out that doping is taking place here!”
“Your customary jeroboam of Chateau du Chien Fou ’69, Monsieur O’Grady?”
“Ah, merci, François. No, just the one glass. Please accept this footlocker full of euros with my compliments. And tell no one.”by