Jones yet to tell son of prison term

The Star Online>18/1/2008

CHICAGO: Disgraced American Olympic hero Marion Jones said she hasn’t told her young son that she is going to jail for lying to law enforcement officials about using steroids and a check-fraud scheme. Jones was speaking on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday, less than two months before she is expected to begin serving a six-month prison sentence. “I put myself in a position to have somebody else determine my immediate future,” said Jones, who also has a younger son and spoke via a satellite link. Jones, 32, pleaded guilty in October to lying to federal agents over a steroid distribution scandal involving California laboratory BALCO and her role in a check-fraud scam. Jones was also sentenced to two years’ supervised release and 400 hours of community service. Jones must submit herself into custody by March 11 to begin serving the sentence. – AFP  


~ by missjewelz on January 18, 2008.

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