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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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jb1980    

It was her ex that was in all of this too. Not her husband. And she is serving her time. People should let it go at that. She didnt go to California, that much I can promise you. What she did was a federal crime because she lied to Federal Agents. And it wasnt just the steroids. Leave the woman alone! She is doing her time and paying the price.

2343 days ago
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Mikey    

Don't Admit Anything! It gets you nowhere but jail!

2416 days ago
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MH    

Young athletes should really pay attention to this. Don't do steroids. It's straight up cheating and terrible for you. Aside from that, whatever you do DON'T LIE TO FEDERAL INVESTIGATOR!

2416 days ago
4.

Jane Doe    

whats the point it aint even that serious, people do more serious things than that and they aren't in prison this is just so petty.

2416 days ago
5.

Mikey    

Do Steroids If You Must But Just Don't Admit Doing It!

Steroids are bad for your body long term.

2416 days ago
6.

Lisha    

I feel bad for her and I think they were way to hard on her. This happened so long ago, and I don't even know why she said anything, I'm sure someone made her or something. I think there are so many real criminals out there and yes everyone deserves to be punished, but lets be real she has been punished enough. They know damn well she should not have served any jail time, whether it is 6 months or 6 days.

2416 days ago
7.

ObamaGirl    

I think she paid a big enough price with her medals being taken away and the public humiliation. She should have been found guilty but had sentancing waived. Maybe Baby Bush will give her a pardon for the same crime as his buddy Scooter.

2416 days ago
8.

josh    

She should've gotten more, disgraced is a nice word...LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!

Ha ha ha, Marion.

This is the American Way...see you in 6-months.

2416 days ago
9.

Why?    

That is so wrong! 6 MONTHS?!!!!!!!! She should have took that secret to the grave!

2416 days ago
10.

roughdaddy    

was using roids had any effect on her monthly cycle? is there a doctor in the house?

2416 days ago
11.

anonymous    

MARION JONES YOU ARE FORGIVEN.

MARION JONES IS ONLY ATHLETE TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND ADMIT THE TRUTH.

UNLIKE THOSE WEASELS, BONDS, CLEMENS, ARMSTRONG, MCGWIRE, MARION DID THE HONORABLE THING.

WHEN MARION GETS OUT SHE HAS A CHANCE TO GET HER CAREER BACK.

2416 days ago
12.

Seriously    

Darn you, Marion Jones!

2416 days ago
13.

Wc from Sc    

UGH, DON'T CRY NOW. IT'S A LITTLE TOO LATE FOR THAT. DO THE TIME, YOU DID THE CRIME. NOW SHE CAN TEACH HER KIDS NOT TO DO STEROIDS NOT UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE LIKE MOMMY A JAIL BIRD.

2416 days ago
14.

josh    

LYING TO FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ISN'T SERIOUS?
IT WAS SO LONG AGO?

You people are crazy.
She got what she deserved.
Cheater, liar, fraud, embarassment to the US Olympic Team.
Pathetic human beings belong in prison, she'll fit right in there.

2416 days ago
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DJB    

6 months.... yet, celebritards with multiple DUI and/or drug convictions (or both), serve no more than 36 hours. Sickening.

2416 days ago
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