Oct 04 2007
Marion Jones - I used steroids

Marion Jones Admits to Using Steroids in 2000 Olympics

Marion Jones won three gold medals and two bronze during the 2000 Summer Olympics. Soon after the games it was suspected that she was using steroids. She passed some tests, accusations were made, lawsuits were filed, through it all Marion Jones maintained that she was innocent.

Tomorrow morning she will be in a NY courtroom to admit that she lied. She was taking steroids!

Marion Jones says her former coach Trevor Graham gave them to her during the 2000 Olympics, explaining that it was flaxseed oil. He told her to put a couple of drops under her tongue and not to tell anyone about her.. “nutritional supplement.”

Who the hell puts flaxseed oil under their tongue and not think it’s strange?

Marion Jones said she didn’t believe Trevor Graham would have given her steroids, even though she felt and saw the changes in her body. Lots of extra-super strength and easy recovery from workouts. Let’s run!

Marion Jones - ripped abs

It was only after she left his training camp in 2002 that she found out what she had been taking - a steroid known as The Clear.

Which seems to be a popular “supplement.” Baseball players, Gary Sheffield and Jason Giambi admitted to using it.. as well as Barry Bonds. Bonds said his trainer told him it was flaxseed oil as well.

I don’t believe for a second that Bonds didn’t know what he was taking, and Marion Jones feigning ignorance holds no weight if she lied about it through all of the investigations.

Jones says she lied because she panicked and didn’t want her name (or her coach) attached to the scandal.

Her ex-husband a confessed steroid user, once said he saw Jones inject steroids into her stomach during the Sydney Olympics. Which in the light of her admission makes you think if he was telling the truth, and really blows the flaxseed under the tongue thing away.

Marion Jones got medals - Sydney 2000

It’s possible that she’ll have to give these medals back.

Tim Montgomery the father of her son plead guilty this year to his part in a multi-million dollar money laundering operation. He gave Marion Jones a check for $25,000 which investigators believed came from that stash. During the investigation Jones told them she knew nothing about it. She lied. Tomorrrow she’ll plead guilty to that as well. Once again, claiming that she panicked.

Bogged down in debt, forced to sell her million dollar homes and fighting off various court judgments, it’s clear that Marion Jones has problems that go beyond the smiling face we saw during the Olympics.

In a letter she apologized to her family for the current situation.

I don’t know her personally, but she seems like a person who made some bad life decisions. As a human being.. and a fan of people who can outrun cheetahs..  I hope she’s able to turn her life around.

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 CHIEF 00 Thu, Oct 04, 2007 - 10:32 pm


2 Victor Fri, Oct 05, 2007 - 1:02 am

You can’t judge a book by its cover.  Obviously, she has problems that she needs to face up to.  Hopefully, this will be the beginning of getting her life back together.  I don’t buy that she didn’t know what she was taking all along, she looks too smart to cry ignorance just like Barry Bonds does.  Everybody’s entitle to a second chance though.

3 Pat Fri, Oct 05, 2007 - 1:15 am

It’s too sad. She was so well respected but I guess she wanted to get this off her chest because she was living a lie. Everyone does deserve a 2nd chance.  I can understand no one is perfect. Marion, thank goodness you had the strength to fess up to this issue.  It was hard decision to make and you knew it was time you admitted to the truth, now it is time to move on.  God Bless because there will be better days and this too shall pass!

4 el negro Fri, Oct 05, 2007 - 1:28 am

she f**ked up. bad.

5 frikan brother Fri, Oct 05, 2007 - 1:50 am

At least you have this chance Flojo(RIP) didn’t.
Count ur Blessings girl. Hang in there for ur kid.  Tell him not to lie like mummy.

6 antoninus van delft Fri, Oct 05, 2007 - 7:20 am

If she loses the relay medal, does this not also mean the team loses the medal. There’s the tragedy. Other members of the team losing their medal because of her. But wait a minute, they were all probably on the juice anyway. 22 Americans tested positive domestically, prior to Sydney. It is only because of Americans large corporation and what they offer the Olympic movement that Americans get away with it. In one relay the offender lost his medal, but the team retained theirs. No other country would be permitted such grand theft.

7 Matthew Fri, Oct 05, 2007 - 10:54 am

Despite her use of steroids, she should not be stripped of her medals. However, she should be banned from competition. Afterall, steroids or not, it took her hardwork to win the medal. You can go watch her races. Steroids or not, the amount of training put in is still phenomenal and she should keep the medal. http://www.snupped.com/marion-jones/

8 CHIEF 00 Sat, Oct 06, 2007 - 12:36 am


9 Ladydi Sun, Oct 07, 2007 - 1:01 pm

Sorry Chris I didn’t read your article so you may have talked about this stuff already.
When that scandal first broke, on 20/20 there was a woman whose name I cannot remember that was on the NC b-ball team with Marion and coached by her ex-husband. That woman flat out said Marion was using steriods but she wasn’t hatin’. She the woman said that she too had used steriods and the stuff that it did to her body was straight crazy: missed periods for 2 years, muscles out to there, changes in her voice, her strength was incredible, she grew hair like crazy, her hormones were out of wack and at times she felt like she was going through menopause or either puberbity to become a man. Fuck the gold medals and the fake ass times Marion clocked. Fuck the ton of money that she made on endorsements. Marion Jones and her new husband used steriods and had the AUDACITY the biggest balls ever to had a child. How selfish! Who knows what affects this will have on their kid. Also, sadly, I do now believe Flo Jo did steriods too and Jackie Joyner. The only one I believe in the sport of track and field who is clean is Carl Lewis, and I only believe that, because his gay, smart-talking-ass probably had to outrun the bullies after school.

10 Ladydi Sun, Oct 07, 2007 - 1:07 pm

I forgot to add, Barry Bonds is the biggest ASS around. Unlike the others that took steriods, Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa, Barry didn’t have to. His numbers were steady and awesome before those 2 went for the knock-it-out-of the park homerun battle. Barry should have retired leaving Hank’s and Ruth’s records alone. As usual, his arrogance got and is still getting the best of him. What a waste!  They said the attorneys are after him hotter than anything now. Marion Jones just adds to the whole looking into the camera and straight up lying with a smile and an air of “how dare you question my athletic talent”.

11 d Mon, Oct 08, 2007 - 9:47 am

damn that barry bonds been a g on the baseball field. innocent to proven guilty .

12 zechariah Tue, Oct 09, 2007 - 3:36 pm

a marion why did u have 2 do that I was one of your best friends and I also do long jump and the 100 meter dash and 200meter dash. The reason why I did long jump was because you was doing it and I am third in the nation this year in 07 for long jump. And I didn’t do go as far as I wanted to I Only went 20 feet 8 inches. But my best is 22 feet and 3 inches and I am 14. And I just turned 14.  But the winning jump at nationals this year for o7 olympics was 21 feet 11 inches. But Why did u have 2 do that. Now it seems like everybody on the usa track team is using steroids and the only one that i know of that is now using steroids is tyson gay and he is raw in the 100 hundred. But he is going to have competition againsst asafa powell. But I dont understand why did you wait this long to finally admit that you were using steroids. now u getting stripped just like justing gatlin. Come on you had a choice but you chose the wrong path. But we all make mistakes. so I hope that you get cured away from the steroids and start doing better if you return. zech

13 CHIEF 00 Tue, Oct 09, 2007 - 4:55 pm


14 tits maggeeee Wed, Oct 10, 2007 - 5:35 pm

whyyyy did you do that!!! why

15 mp Thu, Oct 11, 2007 - 7:51 am

why did u do it

16 Blambo Sun, Apr 06, 2008 - 11:06 pm

Though she lied to the grand jury about taking performance enhancing drugs she still shouldn’t have gotten any time in jail. Yet another way to keep black people down. They will try to put us in jail for anything. What next?

17 Gerri Sun, May 18, 2008 - 3:24 am


You’ll always be a beautiful black butterfly to me. Take pride in knowing that you inspired many athletes (including me). Only God can judge you…stay strong!

18 To the post above Sun, May 18, 2008 - 12:43 pm

She cheated… Hello!!!

19 Gerri Mon, May 19, 2008 - 1:49 am

She’s human…Hello!!!
I wonder what a judgemental person such as yourself has hiding in your closet!!!!!!!!!

20 To the post above Mon, May 19, 2008 - 9:55 am

Oh, I get it, if you are human you are allowed to cheat. A cheater inspires you. Who’s next. Mike Vick, R. kelly, Barry Bonds. Please let me know.

21 Nelle Mon, Sep 01, 2008 - 8:54 pm

..fah you guys are all egks…hahahaha da two above are fytn ovah nufng..lmao!!

22 Jeremy Tue, Sep 02, 2008 - 1:32 am

lmoa over your english lessons, Go to class. Why do you people speak like this? Or should I say Why you talk like dat? You have schools just like us. GO TO THEM.

23 Alice...PLZZZ READ ....I NEED HELP!!! Sat, Sep 06, 2008 - 1:13 am

im doing a 3 thousands word assent on drugs in the Olympics, and with so much pressure this girl had on her shoulders and the competitive nature drilled into this girl by her coach and peers, is it not possible to put just as much blame on them as what so many people have done,

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24 BruceB Thu, Nov 05, 2009 - 11:53 am

‘Despite her use of steroids, she should not be stripped of her medals.’

Really? Wow. So despite her cheating she should be allowed to keep what she won? That’ll teach her not to cheat. Oh wait, no it wouldn’t.

25 chicken&waffles; Tue, Feb 08, 2011 - 1:38 pm

shes secretly a man…

26 chicken&waffles;&koolaid; Tue, Feb 08, 2011 - 1:43 pm


27 chicken&waffles;&koolaid;&syrup; Tue, Feb 08, 2011 - 1:44 pm


28 chicken&waffles;&koolaid;&syrup;&grape; juice Tue, Feb 08, 2011 - 1:46 pm

she loks marissaaaaaaaa. but uglier and her face iz normal. twehehe.

29 popy $ waakyi Sun, Nov 13, 2011 - 8:54 am

IN THIS WORD THAT WE LIVE THERE ARE ALOT OF CRAZY MISTAKES.besides lets imagine out of every 10,000,000 people the amount of people who are willing to tell the trueth. so i think for her getting the nerve for releasing this stands her out. so i think she should be considered for her commitment and the hardwork that she went throughout her career.

30 YASS Sun, Nov 13, 2011 - 9:44 am

you guys have to stop calling her a cheater HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

31 Reydelis Tue, Feb 28, 2012 - 10:28 pm

Oh waow I cannot believe this all I know is that she tried her best but even though she did she still cheated but cause nobodies perfect I don’t judge her.

32 emmami Mon, Oct 27, 2014 - 11:07 am

Tell it if u’ve never lied,then when you choose to tell the truth,how do u feel when people judge u,some will summon ur courage,some will scourge you.u can’t please everybody but one thing is certain your sins are forgiven .keep your head up