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Marion Jones gets Jail Time

 
 
Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2008 03:45 pm
Jones hit with six-month sentence
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Marion Jones was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for lying about using steroids and a check-fraud scam, despite beseeching the judge that she not be separated from her two young children "even for a short period of time."

"I ask you to be as merciful as a human being can be," said Jones, who cried on her husband's shoulder after she was sentenced.

The disgraced former Olympic champion was ordered to surrender March 11 to begin her term.
(from here)

i think the check fraud put her behind bars, not the 'roids...
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2008 07:07 pm
Well, you'd be wrong about the check fraud being her downfall. If you get a chance read what the judge said about Ms. Jones' consistent lies about her drug use.


Joe(flaxseed oil, oh yeah.)Nation
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 08:18 am
Once again the pundits reporting the sentencing make it clear that the person in question has not been sentenced for "x" or "y" or "z" but for lying about it--as though the lying doesn't merit punishment.

This offends me.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:02 pm
lying to the feds under oath wasn't too smart, was it...
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:04 pm
More lying under oath to come, methinks...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:06 pm
roger that...
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snood
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2008 07:36 am
I'm not very 'up' on this...
What were the circumstances that prompted her public admission of guilt?

If it was driven by conscience, does that mitigate in anyone's mind the "wrongness' of what she did?

As for me, if she didn't come forward just because she was already found out, but because she had some kind of moral epiphany, it'd be a lot harder to be so "off with her head", and stuff.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2008 08:25 pm
there's a good summary of the trials and tribs here...
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snood
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jan, 2008 09:50 pm
I thought maybe someone here was abreast of this - I don't really care enough about it to start a study of the case.

Just wanted to know if a crisis of conscience impressed anyone more than just coming clean because one has to.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jan, 2008 06:09 am
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I don't really care enough about it

me neither.

it's another sorry end to a great athlete's career.
hopefully the up-and-comers out there start to learn from these mistakes...
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snood
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jan, 2008 06:55 am
I do care about whether or not this superstar athlete came forward because she had to, or because she was moved by conscience. I think that's important.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jan, 2008 07:16 am
I decided to read it with my morning coffee and it seems that she was investigated in the past as her name came up in a drug scandal. Victor Conte claimed he had given her drugs on several occations (along with others who claimed they saw her using steroids), but she was in the clear after she came up clean in a drug test.

Apparently, she later (recently) confessed (of her own free will) that she was using drugs.

Seems the biggest issue is her lying about it in the past.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 4 Dec, 2009 02:51 pm

at age 34, she is now pondering a career in the WNBA...
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