Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Marion Jones Update - New CEO Of USA Track & Field Writes Letter to President Bush To Deny Jones' Request For Commuted Sentence

I reported on Marion Jones request that her sentence be commuted a few of days ago. Since her request, the new CEO of USA Track & Field Doug Logan has made his own request that her request be denied. I believe Jones should be released, but I really respect Mr. Logan taking a stand for his sport. Athletes need to understand the damage done to their sports when they cheat taking illegal drugs.

4 comments:

Mista Jaycee July 23, 2008 at 10:50 AM  

I have a problem with the fact that Marion Jones was not caught cheating by her sport. She never failed a test. She was basically forced to admit that she did by the feds after she got caught up in some other case. We don't know how many other folks in those races used a performance enhancer!
When Ben Johnson got caught, he admitted he took a enhancer but didn't feel it was wrong because as he stated he said he saw everyone else taking something to get an edge it just wasn't the drug he took.
The sport of track and field owes Marion though, they were all but too happy to exploit her and now they still are.
I think they should let her out!
Respectfully
Jaycee

roslynholcomb July 23, 2008 at 11:15 AM  

I'm so tired of doping I could absolutely scream. I've been an avid follower of track and field since forever, and was absolutely devastated to discover that MJ doped. I really don't care if her sentence is commuted or not. Frankly, I don't care about the sport, or very many other sports anymore.

GoldenAh July 23, 2008 at 7:44 PM  

Not to cast a funky eye on any popular athlete, I am struck by the physical transformation of these people. After Nadal won against Federer, I went searching for Nadal's image. I don't follow tennis anymore: I had no idea who he was.

Well, Nadal has a heavy brow, big arms, and is very muscular compared to just a handful of years ago.

MJ is obviously not alone in doing this.

I feel as long as someone's life isn't in danger, because of work like a train, truck or bus driver - so what?

Why are any drugs illegal, when half the nation is on something prescribed that can kill as well as help?

I'm wondering, certainly not advocating anything.

anna.nowo July 23, 2008 at 8:04 PM  

Um, that picture is frightening. On another note...I'd more than happy to console Marion when she gets out.

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