Fast Woman, Foolish Choices

Her B sample came back negative, so the doping police told Marion Jones she can keep racing. But will she resume her habit of running with the wrong crowd?
September 17, 2006

TimMontgomery

Banned andindicted
Jones's ex-boyfriend and the father of her three-year-old son. Barred fromcompeting for two years and stripped of his 100-meter world record in 2005after being incriminated in the BALCO case. Along with Steve Riddick, pleadednot guilty to check fraud and money laundering charges and is awaitingtrial.

Steve Riddick

Indicted
Ex--Olympic sprinter and Jones's current coach. Indicted earlier this year oncharges that he and 12 others, including Tim Montgomery, deposited $5 millionin bogus or altered checks into their bank accounts. (He pleaded notguilty.)

CharlieFrancis

Banned
Coached Jones (and Montgomery) in 2002--03. Was Ben Johnson's coach in 1988when the Canadian sprinter was stripped of his Olympic gold for a failedsteroids test and has been banned for life from coaching Canadian athletes.

Marion Jones

Exonerated
After testing positive for EPO at the U.S. nationals in June, her backup urinesample showed no signs of the drug, which has been difficult to detectconsistently. "I am absolutely ecstatic," she said last week. "Ihave always maintained that I have never ever taken performance-enhancingdrugs, and I am pleased that a scientific process has now demonstrated thatfact."

ChristopherWhetstine

Assaulted
Jones's former masseur. Accused by Trevor Graham of rubbing steroid cream intosprinter Justin Gatlin's body to get revenge on Graham after a falling out.Assaulted outside a hotel at the 2006 nationals in Indianapolis.

Trevor Graham

Investigated
Coached Jones from 1998 until 2002. Currently under investigation in BALCOprobe--which he helped launch by sending a syringe filled with THG to the U.S.Anti-Doping Agency. At least nine of his athlete clients (including JustinGatlin) have been banned for failing drug tests or implicated in drug use.

LlewellynStarks

Suspected
Ex--long jumper and former agent of Tim Montgomery and Jones. According toIndianapolis police, Christopher Whetstine told them that Starks was the manwho beat him up, though no motive was given.

Victor Conte

Convicted
BALCO founder. Claimed on ABC's 20/20 in 2004 that Jones used banned drugssupplied by him. Jones sued; they settled, but Conte never retracted hischarge. Served four months in prison for steroid distribution.

C.J. Hunter

Banned
Ex-husband of Jones (1998--2001) and 1999 world shot put champion. Barred fromcompetition for two years in 2001 after testing positive for steroids.Testified to a federal grand jury, the IRS and antidoping officials that he sawJones use performance-enhancing drugs during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, whereshe won five medals.

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