The IAAF, track’s governing body, just made Roger Goodell look soft on crime. Track officials in Monaco announced that Marion Jones is banned for two years, she will be erased from all competitions from September 1, 2000, and they want all the dough back.
At the age of 32, this ruling spells the end of her career.
Unfortunately, the check is not in the mail because Marion is reportedly bankrupt. The lesson to be learned is that cheaters are severely punished in track & field. Dopers do so at their own peril!
By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist