Former world class sprinter Marion Jones is returning to the sports world after serving time for lying about using performance enhancing drugs to the feds. Reports say she has signed to play with the WNBA's Tulsa Shock this coming season. When did the Shock leave Detroit? Anyway she, according to reports, will make $35,000 to play.
As someone who loves track & even field I used to be a big Marion Jones fan. But I knew a long time before her eventual downfall that there was something seriously wrong in Marionville when she married former shot putter C.J. Hunter. And I was right because not soon after that C.J. was busted for using performance enhancing drugs. Things didn't go much better when she dated former sprinter Tim Montgomery. He also was investigated for using performance enhancing drugs and later jailed for check fraud and dealing heroin.
So when Marion finally fessed up I wasn't that surprised.
Anyway, I believe in second chances. So I'm hoping Marion has a lot of success playing in the WNBA. She was one of the best basketball players in the nation during her college days at North Carolina. She's 34 so she could have five or six years in the WNBA. I wish her luck.