How many people have heard that Marion Jones has been exonerated (found innocent) of drug cheating?
June, 2006 EPO tests At the USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis on June 23, 2006, an “A” sample of Marion Jones’ urine tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), a banned performance-enhancer. This was reported by The Washington Post citing people with knowledge of the results who were not identified. Jones withdrew from the Weltklasse Golden League meet in Switzerland, citing “personal reasons.” Jones denied using performance-enhancing drugs. She retained lawyer Howard Jacobs, who has represented many athletes in doping cases, including Tim Montgomery and cyclist Floyd Landis. On September 6, 2006 Jones’ lawyers announced that her “B” sample had tested negative, which cleared her from the doping allegations. What a roller coaster ride.