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Marion Jones given six months in prison

WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - Disgraced Olympic sprinter Marion Jones was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday for lying to federal prosecutors about her steroid use.

U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Karas imposed the sentence after Jones pleaded guilty to two charges last October, part of a stunning demise of the five-time medalist from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Karas gave Jones six months for lying about steroid use and two months -- to run concurrently -- for a separate charge of misleading federal investigators about her knowledge of a check fraud case involving her ex-boyfriend, former 100 meters world record holder Tim Montgomery.

Jones, 32, became the biggest name in international sport to admit to using steroids with her guilty plea in October. She tearfully admitted to betraying the trust of her fans and country after years of vehemently denying she used performance enhancing drugs.

She confessed to lying to federal investigators in 2003 when she denied knowing that she took the banned substance tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), known as "the clear," before the 2000 Olympics.

As part of her plea deal, prosecutors asked the judge to sentence her to between zero and six months in prison, and defense lawyers asked for mercy because she had suffered public humiliation.

Jones has been stripped of the five track and field medals she won in Sydney, three of them gold, and all of her performances as of September 2000 have been erased from the record books.

Jones, who once pulled in millions of dollars in product endorsements, is now in financial ruin.
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So sad!! That chit is catching up with athletes all over the sporting world!!

Like they say What's done behind closed doors shall come to the light!

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ehh serves her right in my mind... she had alot of people looking up to her. it's sad... it's getting to the point where you start wondering about any great athlete... if they're on something...
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ehh serves her right in my mind... she had alot of people looking up to her. it's sad... it's getting to the point where you start wondering about any great athlete... if they're on something...


You're a role model. you should know better...

You shouldn't be like this:::::
"for lying to federal prosecutors investigating the use of performance-enhancing substances. "


it isn't junior high where you lie to the principal about paying hookey and if you were really sick or not... C'mon.. Federal.... You should have had more sense that that lady...

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All for lying about roids. Who gives a F#*k? Meanwhile, there are rapists and pedofiles running free.



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All for lying about roids. Who gives a F#*k? Meanwhile, there are rapists and pedofiles running free.
Don't forget about about the murderers n such....


Our legal system is so f'ked now-a-days....
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Don't forget about about the murderers n such....


Our legal system is so f'ked now-a-days....
Our entire country is F#*Ked up. And it has been for years and years.



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Preach!!

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Just call it like I see it.



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if she wasn't on roids, i still couldn't out run her ass .

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If I were an athlete and whether or not I used steriods I'd just pleed the 5th, which everyone is covered under. That way that can't get you for lying. If they enforced that lying rule to everyone probably all of the congressmen would be locked up for 6 months. Let's hold everyone accountable.
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If I were an athlete and whether or not I used steriods I'd just pleed the 5th, which everyone is covered under. That way that can't get you for lying. If they enforced that lying rule to everyone probably all of the congressmen would be locked up for 6 months. Let's hold everyone accountable.
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It’s a real shame. All that hard work, dedication and sacrifice wasted. Her entire life’s work to be erased from the record books must be devastating to have to go through something like that.
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It’s a real shame. All that hard work, dedication and sacrifice wasted. Her entire life’s work to be erased from the record books must be devastating to have to go through something like that.


She knew the risks though.
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If you lie under oath, they will teach you a lesson.

Lil Kim got a year for the same thing. Marion Jones should be happy it wasn't longer especially with the check fraud scam.

If you lie to the feds, they will make you regret it if you are caught. The Feds do play games. This is why Brian Mcnamara told the feds everything he knew about Clemens and Pettite. They make it clear to you that you BETTER tell the truth, or else.

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
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with the above. Why must we punish those who punish themselves? I say erase her records and be done with it. Theres no need for capital punishment and whatnot. Nowadays, jail has become more of a place to keep people who pose no potential threat to others than themselves, than a place to house real criminals that pose a threat to society. What was she going to do if they let her go free use roids again? Oh the humanity!

Its like when this cop in my neighborhood would pull me over for riding my dirtbike up and down the street. i wanted to look at him and say, "Don't you have some pedophile to watch or something? Oh don't worry about me I'm just going to ride my dirtbike for a while I've got some drugs to sell later on tho if u want to catch me doing that." (Note sarcasm in last sentence) He says its all about protecting the people and whatnot but who is he protecting? Even if i do get it street legalized its not going to be any more safer that it already is.

Seriously tho our country needs to worry less about me riding my dirtbike up and down the street abd more about the guy across town stalking little kids

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If you lie under oath, they will teach you a lesson.

Lil Kim got a year for the same thing. Marion Jones should be happy it wasn't longer especially with the check fraud scam.

If you lie to the feds, they will make you regret it if you are caught. The Feds do play games. This is why Brian Mcnamara told the feds everything he knew about Clemens and Pettite. They make it clear to you that you BETTER tell the truth, or else.

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
In her case its more that she wrote a book and made a big deal out of them questioning her so much and how inocent she was that embarsed the feds!!

You cant embarase feds and not expect them not to try harder to hem you up and lock you up once they do!!!

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