Former Olympic medalist Marion Jones-Thompson arrives for sentencing at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in White Plains.

Marion Jones sentenced to 6 months in prison

Disgraced former Olympics star lied about steroids, check-fraud scheme

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Marion Jones was sentenced Friday to six months in prison for lying about using steroids and a check-fraud scam, despite her plea that she not be separated from her two young children “even for a short period of time.”

“I ask you to be as merciful as a human being can be,” said Jones, who cried on her husband’s shoulder after she was sentenced.


  1. January 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    I am a little disturbed by the judges rational about sending a message to jock who already knew this was the wrong thing to do, but I think jones was very lucky to get only six months.

    But I already said on my blog about Barry Bonds that the real culprit in this is Conte who should have been thrown under the jail.

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