You know what, we love it when disgraced athletes make totally irrelevant statements that can in now way be quantified. But hey, everybody has the right to speak their mind. And we have a right to tell them to stop doing so.
This brings us to Marion Jones. You remember her, right? The former five-time gold medal winning sprinter that later admitted to using performance enhancing drugs and therefore had her medal stripped? Yep, that’s her.
So, she went on Oprah’s show on Wednesday (No, we didn’t watch it. Seriously.) for her first interview since her sixth month jail sentence ended and continued her charade of quasi-innocence.
Aside: If something ever really, really terrible happens to me, I’m calling up Oprah and telling her I want my first post-terrible thing interview to be with her. It seems like the thing to do. I mean, if you’re going to tell your story you might as well do it to a huge audience of women (and some men, I guess) who are likely to cry along with you and feel bad for you. Then you can move forward and every time somebody says something about you they’ll just go “Aw, did you see him on Oprah. That was a terrible thing that happened to him. He really opened up and cried. I felt terrible for him.” Then you’re golden.
OK, anyway, Jones said to Oprah that she “never knowingly” took any performance enhancing drugs and believes she could have won without them.
Well, here’s a question: Why in the hell didn’t she win without them then? I mean, when you serve a prison sentence for lying about using the drugs you’re afforded no room to say stupid things, and that’s just stupid.
Victor Conte has maintained all along that she knew what she was doing. And as hard as it is to believe such a sleezebag about anything, we do. Elite athletes don’t put things into their body without knowing what they are.
Just ask Barry Bonds. Ziiiing.
We’re just not buying that she didn’t know. The fact that she’s maintaining she didn’t know what she was doing is absolute garbage. Just stop the lying and move on with your life, Marion.