Friday, October 05, 2007
Why MJ? WHY?: An Update
Marion Jones, with her mother, arrive at a federal courthouse on Oct. 5. (AP)
A little over a year ago, my fellow-Ten95er Darren - posted this piece
about the way The New York Times handled track and field star Marion Jones' drug testing that showed she was free of performance enhancing drugs.
Well, it turns out things aren't always as they seem.
While Jones' sample did come out clean, today, she was to plead guilty to lying to officials
about taking designer steroids from 1999 to 2001 in a New York court. As a result, she may be stripped of the five medals she won at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Jones' about face
doesn't negate Young Sands' comments that we should give people the same amount of play when they're cleared that journos give when folks are caught in the act.
It just kind of sucks that, after all, Jones' lied.
Gotta say I was rooting for her. Ah well. Such is life.
Labels: corrections, dismay, sports