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Subject: Marion Jones admits to using steroids
Date Posted: 10/5/2007 4:41 PM ET
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Former Olympic champion, Marion Jones, admitted to using the Clear (Balco steroid) before the Olympics.  She pleaded guilty to lying to the jury.

This may raise some eyebrows.  Jones claims her coach gave her drops to take which were identified as "flax seed oil" (where have we heard that one before).  She claims at the time she had no idea what it was--just like Mr. Bonds.

At any rate, she has admitted guilt and will probably be stripped of her 5 medals.

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 10:37 AM ET
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With all the spotlight on steroiods in sports, I cannot imagine athletes taking any drug, supplement, etc. without checking for themselves what on earth they are putting in their body.  You would think by now that athletes, as sad as it sounds, would not trust their coaches or trainers an inch when it comes to that stuff.  She also admitted that she could tell something was changing in her body.  Did she really think flaxseed oil could do that?  I really think I feel more betrayed by her case than any of the others.  We cheered so hard for her to win those medals.  Her husband at the time tested positive for steroid use, she divorced him.  She denied time and time again that she did not ever use steroids.  (Kind of like Clinton i guess....I never had sex with that woman......yeah right.)

But, even at this late date she has finally done the right thing and admitted what she had done.  I saw a picture of her in the paper and she looked absolutely awful, like she had aged 20 years.   It is really too bad, and I think she has at least one child doesn't she?  Poor kid.  They all certainly need our prayers.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 2:46 AM ET
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Joy I took flaxseed oil for PMS.  I never grew any muscles.  It should have been a dead give away that they were getting something a little unnatural.

I agree about feeling betrayed.  She was America's sweetheart with the nice, friendly smile at the games.  They played up how she was breaking records winning all those medals.  And, then she cheated.

I do have a little respect for her even in my betrayal.  I'm not sure why.  But, she has come forward, she has admitted guilt, she hasn't blamed it on anyone else, she has returned her medals, she'll be stricken from the Olympic record books, she is completely bankrupt, she will be punished.  At least she admitted to it even if it did take awhile.  Shows me there is a conscience there somewhere.

What really irked me is they interviewed Victor Conte who owned Balco.  He does not deserved to be asked his opinion of the athletes who he supplied drugs to.  His trial was a sham and he got off easier than anyone else in the company.  He deserves no media attention whatsoever.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 11:16 PM ET
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.. I took flaxseed oil for PMS.  I never grew any muscles.  It should have been a dead give away that they were getting something a little unnatural.

LOL

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 3:25 AM ET
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Did you see?  She's been stripped of everything back to 2000 and the organization (can't remember if it's the Olympic Committee or the Track & Field group) wants the $700,000 in prize winnings she collected.  She's bankrupt and can't pay it back.  They are also recommending that the other members of the relay team be stripped of their medals as well.

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 12:41 PM ET
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Wow! My mom bought some Nike "Zoom Airs" like hers because she loved them so much. The same color (red) and everything. With athletics, nothing shocks me anymore.  That has to be a blow to her family though.