Roided Up

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Track star Marion Jones is finally admitting to steroid use in her career after lying about it for years. Via Washinton Post:

Track star Marion Jones has acknowledged using steroids as she prepared for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney and is scheduled to plead guilty today in New York to two counts of lying to federal agents about her drug use and an unrelated financial matter. Jones, who won five medals at the Sydney Olympics, said she took the steroid known as “the clear” for two years beginning in 1999, according to the letter. A source familiar with Jones’s legal situation who requested anonymity confirmed the relevant facts that were described in the letter. Marion Jones, who won five medals at the Sydney Olympics, says she took the steroid known as “the clear” for two years beginning in 1999, according to a letter Jones sent to close family and friends.

“I want to apologize to you all for all of this,” Jones said. “I am sorry for disappointing you all in so many ways.”

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  • ladydi

    damn ms. jones….

    why! why! why! smh.

  • Mahogany

    I was kind of disappointed reading this last night, I won’t lie.

    I believed her denying it because she did so vehemently.

    😦

    Talking about she thought it was flaxseed oil, wtf?!

  • elle

    As a former track runner of the 100 – 200 & relay this is a sad day.

    To compete at this level and find out your opponent is on steroids is almost sickening.

    Wow, Marion this is sad😦

  • http://myspace.com/asianidyrathomas Mz Asia

    As being a track athlete @ Penn State who idolized her. I am deeply upset and feel betrayed that she was doping during her run of the 2000 Olympics.

    To people who are outside of track this leaves a bad taste in their mouth about the integrity and efficiency of our sport. For that I apologize also.

    Also for the 2 percent of athletes who dope there are still true athletes out there as myself and others. So whenever you a female with a body and stats like hers don’t assume she’s roiding up because a huge majority of athletes don’t dope up.

    I know this is a ear and eyeful but I’m just trying to protect the integrity of sport and let outsiders know that we buss our ass to get where we at and do not condone cheating in anyway, although its obvious that some athletes do stoop that low.

  • http://myspace.com/asianidyrathomas Mz Asia

    **So whenever you see

  • Mahogany

    Kudos to you MzAsia as I’ve always loved the track and field sport.

    And gymnastics.

    You have to be on a totally different level of discipline.

    I’ll always watch the Olympics.

    🙂

  • Its6amHoGetOut

    Damn did steroids give her a six pack on her teeth too?

  • elle

    @ Mz. Asia

    I’m so in agreement with you and this hurts in a weird kind of way because training is soooo intense.

    You give it your all to compete, to be part of something bigger than yourself.

    wow I’m lost for words because when this came out I almost prayed that she would be cleared, only to find out that she was positive.😦

  • Bahama Mama

    I was also disappointed when i heard this yesterday. But come on did she really have to come out and say any thing??

  • http://yourbenefitmatters.blogspot.com ThaBossLadee

    That’s really sad, you know? Think about all the people that work really hard w/o steriods, that looked up to her…wow.

    http://yourbenefitmatters.blogspot.com

  • http://myspace.com/asianidyrathomas Mz Asia

    It sucks when your running and have to wonder if your opponent is doping or not

    @ Its6amHoGetOut

    Yeah her teeth is jacked up, but the 6 pack …its nothing… all of us have that lol

  • http://myspace.com/asianidyrathomas Mz Asia

    @ elle

    It sucks when your running and have to wonder if your opponent is doping or not

    @ Its6amHoGetOut

    Yeah her teeth is jacked up, but the 6 pack …its nothing… all of us have that lol

  • http://myspace.com/asianidyrathomas Mz Asia

    @ bahama mama

    Yeah because they were going to take her to court for perjury and she pleaded guilty instead of fightin the charges

  • Bahama Mama

    oh mz asia i mean, look at the barry bond case every body and they momma know barry took steroids willing or unwilling, marion u really couldn’t tell so she could have fought it even with the evidence they have….

  • elle

    @ Ms Asia…

    and you know you can’t get into that type of zone while running. she sold her integrity. but as you so eloquently put it Most athlete’s do not condone this type of behavior because we train hard to compete.

  • leah

    sad!

  • Secret

    Damn Marion, this is so dissappointing.

  • Notch

    I cant believe her..she was such a superstar and now look at her trifling ass

  • KDogg

    She left her husband because of his steroid use. Shes a hypocrite.

  • NAIS

    I am disappointed but just because she took enhancers doesnt mean she didnt work hard or she wasnt dedicated, she just lost sight of her morals, she as prolly under a lot of pressure to win… i feel bad for her.

  • The One

    No way, she was lying all this time…seriously this is extreamly demoralising to all her idols. like they say the truth always shows up[‘]

    BOURNE

  • yvonne

    Balco paid coaches to lie about what they were giving the athletes. Her coach lied about giving her that she thought it was flaxseed. But she didn’t need to take it. SHe was the best anyway. she made the olympic team at age 16. Which is damn near impossible for the US sprint team

  • Delta Diva

    I really looked up to her in high. I love track! Especially seeing ppl like her and Maurice Greene made me want to do better at any sport I participated it. I still think that she trained hard but the fact is she used enhancers…Aren’t those things supposed to cause ppl to become unstable mentally.

  • jazzyphile

    I’m of the opinion that they should alow steriods. The jennie is out of the bottle.

  • anonymous1

    This is news? really? To Who?

    I am so sick of the “I want to apologize to….” statement.

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