Marion Jones Headed To Jail

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Marion Jones’ plea that she not be separated from her two young sons has fallen on deaf ears. A federal judge has sentenced the disgraced track and field star to six months in prison for lying about using steroids and a check-fraud scam.

Last October, after months of denials, Jones finally admitted she lied to a federal investigators in November of 2003 when she told them she never used performance-enhancing drugs. She admitted that she took a designer steroid “several times before the Sydney Olympics and continued using it after.”

The sentence completes a stunning fall for the woman who was once the most celebrated female athlete in the world. She won three gold and two bronze medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

She has since been stripped of her medals and her name eliminated from the record books.