Saturday, January 12, 2008

Olympic drugs cheat on track for prison...but not yet

Good to see an American judge make an example of Olympic drugs cheat Marion Jones by sending her to prison for lying about using steroids and her involvement in fraud.

But I was surprised to see the disgraced former golden girl free to give a press conference outside the New York court after being sentenced.

It appears that the six-month jail sentence was pre-agreed with her lawyers in a plea bargain deal. And instead of sending her down immediately, the Judge ordered her to start her time inside sometime in the next two months.

Only in America...?

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