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Juiced Jones Gets Six Months

1/11/2008 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A judge has just sentenced disgraced Olympic champion Marion Jones to six months in prison. Gimme that medal!

Jones, who recently returned her three gold and two bronze medals, had begged a judge to keep her out of the slammer. The 31-year-old former runner and long jumper was one of the most celebrated female athletes in the world -- until it was revealed she routinely used performance-enhancing drugs.

She recently admitted to lying to a federal investigator in 2003, and confessed that she took steroids "several times before the Sydney Olympics and continued using it after." What a role model.

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31.

alreadybad    

Congress can't rebuild New Orleans, find osama or solve the foreclosure crisis. All that is on hold while our tax dollars are spent INVESTIGATING WHAT????? Freakin' sports

2420 days ago
32.

Ms Christy aka Ms Vanilla Sky    

I agree... You can't just LIE and think it's okay. Those metal go to the people who trained hard and worked hard. NOTtook a drug! She deserves the amount I think. You lie... you pay your time like everyone one else. SImple!

2420 days ago
33.

AlwaysHungry    

Wasn't her husband/boyfriend also involved in a scam to rip off money that she knew about

2420 days ago
34.

JustSaying    

Jail time was designed to protect society. WOW! I feel so much safer !!! Soon jails will be were you will find Americans. For a free society (joke) we have more people in jail then any other nation in the world. You jokers who think it's funny.. laugh it off soon they'll be coming for all of us. Don't come crying when it's your turn (ASS).

2420 days ago
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claudiac    

She diserves what she got , I went to school with her and she thought she was the greatest thing on earth!!! I'm sure this will bring her right back down to reality. This is why other countries dislike America, they think we're just a bunch of lying cheaters!!!

2420 days ago
36.

jackie    

WELL I THINK SHE DID THE RIGHT THING BY COMING CLEAN HOW MANEY MORE HAVE AND STILL IS TAKING THE DRUG I CAN SAY SHE ADMITED IT AND TOOK HER LICK LIKE A WOMEN A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL NOT TELL BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER WHAT U DO IN THE DARK WILL COME TO THE LIGHT AND THATS A FACT SHE IS NOT A DISGRACE SHE IS HUMAN AND WE ALL MAKE MISTAKE AND THIS IS HERS NOW YOUNG LADY HOLD UR HEAD UP AND DO UR TIME AND COME OUT CLEAN SO U CAN START OVER WITH UR LIFE GOOD LUCK U ARE STILL A WINNER .

2420 days ago
37.

SMF    

I think that being stripped of her medals and the humiliation should have been enough punishment. No wonder the jails are over crowded.

2420 days ago
38.

tippy    

How pathetic. She only fessed up because she got caught. She has forever disgraced the US Athletic system. All I see when I watch American's competing is roids. Makes me sick! American athletes are Cheaters. That's why Marion Jones started to suck in competition after the allegations came out - no more steroids!

2420 days ago
39.

jabba    

That is so wrong. What are tho other a--holes getting that did steroids??? Should be across the board if there is jail time. She was humiliated on National TV and now this. Only in AMERICA folks. Let's take down all the million dollar ball players and jocks!!!!! The JAILS WOULD BE FULL FOR SURE. Lindsey get probation, Paris gets time, the STARS get little or nothing time. Come on people--be outraged!!

2420 days ago
40.

alex200606    

....yea there would be more outrage if this were, say, anna kornikova perhaps, but you knew that ole double standard was gonna rear its ugly, pathetic head! Wow!

2420 days ago
41.

wait1damnminute    

If a Methamphetamine (an illegal drug) addict seeks help to aid them with their addiction, does the health provider turn them over to the law? Do they have to go to court, have their dignity stripped from them? No, they don't. Yes, the woman lied initially, but not only did she fess up, she turned over her medals. I think the six-month sentence is excessive to the tenth power! R. Kelly can pee on young girls, oh and by the way, that’s on tape, and still be able to tour and perform, but this poor woman and mother, not only has to serve 6 months in prison, but be stripped of her dignity. This could’ve been handled a tad bit better. Only my opinion.

2420 days ago
42.

NatTurner    

Major League baseball - The entire league was on roids....Bicycling including lance Armstrong was on roids...Roger Clemmons lies everyday about the three years he was injected...but Marion has to go to jail for 6 months? After fessing up?

2420 days ago
43.

NatTurner    

29. Yea, but will her 6-months in jail be 47 minutes because of over crowding?

Posted at 2:03PM on Jan 11th 2008 by OooooooNoooooo


ONLY IF YOU ARE WHITE DOES THAT HAPPEN!!!!!

2420 days ago
44.

Cici    

Sometimes doing the right thing is the hardest thing in the world to do; however, she did the right thing. No one can attempt to blackmail her, no more lies, she can hold her head high and live with the consequences of making bad choices - just like we all have to do. It's a new day for her now and she has an important message for our youth. I hope she will share her story and the lessons she learn - the hard way. It may not seem like it now but what's happened to her is a blessing.

2420 days ago
45.

lizouttavegas    

I THINK ITS KINDA SAD THAT SHE "STEPPED UP".....OF ALL THE ATHLETES...AND WAS WILLING TO
GIVE BACK HER MEDALS...AND SHE HAS TO DO TIME.....THERE ARE CHILD MOLESTERS WALKING AROUND
WHO GOT LIGHTER SENTENCES...WTF?

2420 days ago
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