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
sixth months in prison for lying about using steroids and a
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 elminated
from the record books.