Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Marion Jones on Jon Stewart

After watching the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on Marion Jones, I was surprised to see her on Jon Stewart. She was promoting her new book: On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed.

In response to a direct question from Stewart about how she rationalized taking steroids, Jones claimed that she did not know that she was taking performance enhancing drugs. She blamed members of her "inner circle" for giving her the drugs without her knowledge. Jones suggests that she did not know until 2003 that she was taking performance enhancing drugs. This was more than three years after the Sidney Olympics.

This is impossible for me to believe. After watching the ESPN documentary and seeing her on Jon Stewart, I just do not find her credible. For a world class athlete to be oblivious to the changes that were taking place in her body due to performance enhancing drugs seems impossible.

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