Doping Up with the Jones’s
“It’s with a great amount of shame that I stand before you and tell you that I have betrayed your trust.” Fans wailed in pain, America burned in effigy, and the Earth itself quivered from these simple words. Marion Jones, the darling Olympian, winner of three gold medals, admitted to using performance-enhancing steroids. The only thing I can say is: Good.
Now perhaps the public will realize that anyone in sports can be an uncompromising cheat. Just because Lance Armstrong was a whiz in front of the camera doesn’t make him innocent. His buddy Landis used steroids, everyone around him used steroids, yet for some reason it is soo easy to believe that good old Lance would never lie to us, the adoring public. Jones was also as genial as one would please in front of the camera, and that lured in the public to her lies.
Making it even more insulting for both fans and the young athletes who look up to her is the bullshit statement she fed the press. Is this the old “oh my god I thought it was magical flaxseed oil” excuse I’m hearing once again? Hmm…it doesn’t take long to recall the last pumped up superstar ass who thought that one up. I don’t believe that for a second.
In the end, it is saddening that a person could compromise their integrity to win a piece of gold for the old trophy cabinet. It is sad as well that the only people left to trust are Victor Conte and Jose Canseco.
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