Olympic sprinter Marion Jones has officially joined the WNBA and will be playing basketball for the Tulsa Shock. Jones was stripped of her Olympic medals when she admitted to using illegal steroids. Jones also spent 6 months in a Texas federal prison for lying about her doping and also for her role in a check-fraud scam.Tulsa Shock president Steve Swetoha told the press that he and the Shock are giving Marion Jones a second chance. He explained, "She made some ill-advised decisions in the...Read Full Story
A new article in USA Today details The Tank, the informal name given to a massive storage facility in Austrialia that holds blood samples of atheletes to determine if they were doping at the time of victories.A facility like this could have busted Marion Jones years earlier for her admitteed doping.From USA Today: Had sample-storage been around when Marion Jones was competing crooked then it is likely that she would be have been run out of track and field as early as 2003, instead of four...Read Full Story
Marion Jones after a 2006 event. Getty Images.Today former Olympic champion Marion Jones sat down with Oprah Winfrey in the first interview she's given since her release from prison on September 5th of this year.Jones completed a six month sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell after she pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about her use of illegal substances during her athletic career. Marion Jones holds a press conference after withdrawing from the women's 200 Meter...Read Full Story
Former Olympic sprinter Marion Jones is now playing in the WNBA with the Tulsa Shock.