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Jones facing 'character assassination,' says lawyer

Updated: April 26, 2004, 1:13 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN FRANCISCO -- An attorney for Marion Jones rejected reports the Olympic track star received steroids from a California nutritionist, portraying Jones as "a target of character assassination by unknown and often unreliable sources."

Two newspapers, both quoting sources who requested anonymity, reported Sunday that nutritionist Victor Conte told federal agents he gave performance-enhancing substances to Jones, fellow track star Tim Montgomery and other top athletes.

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