Friday, October 05, 2007
Its a pity they can't play nice
Should we be shocked by this? No I guess not its all part of the games now. Don't think it does not happen here(Aust)all the time.What excuse did she use? The old 'I did not know it was steroids' Who does she think she is? Shane Warne!
Federal authorities fingered BALCO s the source of the designer steroid THG, which was known by the lab as “the clear”.
Her former partner Tim Montgomery, with whom she has a son, was banished and his world 100m record run erased based on evidence collected in the BALCO probe.
Jones herself had steadfastly denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs, even while the BALCO-spawned suspicions swirled around her.
She struggled through doping accusations at the 2004 Olympic trials and flopped in Athens.
According to the Post, Jones says in her letter that her former coach Trevor Graham gave her the banned drug, telling her it was flaxseed oil.
“Red flags should have been raised when he told me not to tell anyone about” the supplement, Jones wrote.
Jones said that when federal investigators asked her if she had used “the clear” and shown her a sample of it, she panicked and said she hadn't even though she recognised it as the product she used.
Jones also said that in an unrelated case she lied about a $US25,000 ($A28,700) cheque given to her by Montgomery, who pleaded guilty in New York this year in a bank fraud case.