By now you’ve seen clips of Marion Jones’ press conference on Friday, if not…here’s a bit of what she had to say:
“It’s with a great amount of shame that I stand before you and tell you that I have betrayed your trust,” Jones said.
“I have been dishonest, and you have the right to be angry with me. I have let [my family] down. I have let my country down, and I have let myself down,” she said. “I recognize that by saying I’m deeply sorry, it might not be enough and sufficient to address the pain and hurt that I’ve caused you.
“Therefore, I want to ask for your forgiveness for my actions, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.”
I want to know what you think of how she handled this? Also, if this happens to other athletes in other sports…NFL, MLB…etc….they either come forward and admit using performance enhancing drugs, or they get caught; how do we deal with that? Can we strike their records, put an asterisk…what should be done?