I didn’t have a chance to write about this last night as I went with company, beer and pizza instead. Pretty much in that order.
Yesterday, justice was served.
Olympian athlete Marion Jones was sentenced today to six months in prison for lying about using steroids and for lying about her knowledge of a check-fraud scheme, involving Tim Montgomery (father of her son), her agent Charles Wells and former coach Steve Riddick, all three have already been convicted in a scheme to cash millions of dollars worth of stolen or forged checks. “I ask you to be as merciful as a human being can be,” Marion Jones told the judge, pleading not to be separated from her kids, but the mercy of the court extended as far as six months behind bars. Source: www.ogpaper.com
The truths a bitch ain’t it?
Jones admitted in court that from September 2000 until July 2001, her former trainer, Trevor Graham, had given her a substance he told her was flaxseed oil.
When she stopped training with him in 2001, she said she realized it had been a performance-enhancing drug. By the time she was interviewed in the Balco investigation in November 2003, Ms. Jones said, she knew it was the designer steroid THG, known as the clear. But she had denied recognizing the substance and denied taking it in that Balco interview. Source: www.nytimes.com
First the “clear” and now a “scheme to cash millions of dollars worth of stolen or forged checks”? Good looking out. What’s next? Gonna become a pen pal with O.J. with all that “me” time you got coming up?
A quick aside: As I kitted up for a little man-on-machine love out in the garage this morning, I realized that I just have got to get me some of that fabled flaxseed oil.
Shit is the apparently the bomb, yo.
And, in case any of you are wondering (and I kinda hope you weren’t), when I squeezed into a pair of lycra shorts, I pretty much looked like Andy Reid.
Back to Jones. Her troubles are way more fun than the size of my ass. Which, if it were a state, it would be Texas.
THE Australian Olympic Committee has applauded the jailing of disgraced American sprinter Marion Jones, saying it sends a clear message to drug cheats in the lead-up to this year’s Beijing Olympics.
AOC spokesman Mike Tancred said Jones had brought dishonour to herself, her family and her sport and did not deserve sympathy.
“She will not be remembered as the star of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She will just be remembered as a drug cheat,” Tancred said.
“We feel sorry for the drug-free athletes who raced against Marion Jones. They raced in the true Olympic spirit and she has deceived them. She’s the new Ben Johnson.”www.theage.com.au
First email on the subject:
Subject: Slammer Time for Jones
Woah, Marion Jones will be spending 6 months in prison for perjury (not doping). Until I realized which crime she was being charged for, I thought it might be a milestone in anti-doping efforts. Now, I think it just sucks for Marion Jones.
And hey, I’ve been totally digging CopenhagenGirlsOnBikes.blogspot.com – “Bike Advocacy in High Heels”. I think the DC angle (girls showing some skin while near – or possibly thinking about – bicycles) is a little weak during these winter months, but they’re still purty. If you can’t wait for spring, there’s always the archive.
–Rich in Fort Collins
I am 100% down with Copenhagen Cycle Chic. Even if I can’t tell you what that means exactly. All I can say it sure looks good from where I’m standing. Even though I’m sitting.by